CENTRAL SQUARE, N.Y. -- Many parents in the Central Square Central School District have concerns about the new Common Core standards and they got the chance to make their voices heard Monday.
A community forum was held at Paul V. Moore High School. The superintendent says it was meant to share information on the Common Core curriculum and Regents reform, while also taking input.
Many upset parents spoke out and presented a petition with hundreds of signatures calling on the state to pull out from the program. Critics say the extensive testing puts too much pressure on students.
The superintendent says he's happy to hear the input.
"I thought today was an outstanding meeting. An opportunity to listen to our community and ways in which we can assist our community in the education of their children," Superintendent Joseph Menard said.
Supporters of the Common Core standards say they are intended to be consistent and reflect knowledge and skills students will need in college and their careers.