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CCS Parents Pack Meeting,

Decrying ‘Climate Of Fear’

With more than 100 parents  at the CCS board meeting this evening, parent Kim Jastremski decried a "climate of fear" at the elementary school surrounding implementation of the Common Core curriculum.   Teachers are reluctant about "speaking the truth to the board," she said.   She has organized a meeting on the topic, "Reclaiming Public Education," 3 p.m this Sunday at 22 Main.  However, she said, the PTA withdrew its sponsorship after receiving a call from the school administration.
With more than 100 parents at the CCS board meeting this evening, parent Kim Jastremski decried a “climate of fear” at the elementary school surrounding implementation of the Common Core curriculum locally. Teachers are reluctant about “speaking the truth to the board,” she said. She has organized a meeting on the topic, “Reclaiming Public Education,” 3 p.m this Sunday at 22 Main. However, she said, the PTA withdrew its sponsorship after receiving a call from the school administration.  Other parents raised concerns about the process that led to the hiring of Executive Principal Lynn Strang, who is charged with successful implementation of the Common Core. And still others questioned whether youngsters are being pressured into taking the test when their parents prefer they would not.  (Jim Kevlin/allotsego.com)

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