Hawley, Colleagues Hold Common Core Forums

November 21, 2013

Assemblyman Steve Hawley speaks to parents, teachers and students at a Common Core forum organized by the Assembly Minority Conference in Western New York.

Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I–Batavia) recently participated in a pair of regional forums organized by the Assembly Minority Conference to address concerns, comments and questions regarding the Common Core curriculum. The controversial new education platform has drawn criticism from parents, teachers and students, prompting Hawley and his colleagues to host a series of public events locally and throughout the state.

“Many parents, teachers and students have grave concerns with Common Core, and they deserve to have their voices heard,” said Hawley. “These forums allowed the people on the frontlines of providing our kids with a world-class education to share their insight, which I will now take directly to the halls of the Capitol as we examine this drastic shift in curriculum. I extend my deepest thanks to all who attended these events and contributed to this important discussion. Their voices will be heard loud and clear during the upcoming legislative session.”