State Education Commissioner to Discuss Common Core in WNY

December 3, 2013 Updated Dec 3, 2013 at 12:21 PM EDT

By Mitch Simon

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State Education Commissioner to Discuss Common Core in WNY

December 3, 2013 Updated Dec 3, 2013 at 12:21 PM EDT

JAMESTOWN, N.Y. (WKBW) - State Education Commissioner John King will head to Jamestown Wednesday to discuss the Common Core to concerned parents and teachers.

The Common Core is a set of learning standards, not a curriculum, put in place across the country to increase the rigor of learning, after employers stated their high school graduate employees were not prepared enough and high remediation rates among students who entered college.

With harder standards came lower test scores, prompting parents to want more information and in some cases demand change.

Commissioner King originally cancelled his statewide tour back in October after he was heckled and booed by a forum audience in Poughkeepsie.

King rescheduled his tour later that month.

Tomorrow's forum will be the first in Western New York. It will take place in the Jamestown High School Auditorium from 5 to 7 p.m.