HUDSON VALLEY REPORTER: SEN. BALL TO HOST COMMON CORE FORUM, SEEKS 3-YEAR MORATORIUM

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BREWSTER,N.Y.–State Senator Greg Ball (R,C,I-Patterson) plans to host a Common Core Forum at Carmel Town Hall Thursday Jan. 16 where he’s expected to allow parents, teachers and concerned residents to weigh in on the controversial curriculum and discuss details about a bill he plans to introduce calling for an immediate 3-year moratorium on the new standards until issues can be resolved.

“Regardless of the good intentions, Common Core has become an Uncommon Disaster. I am hosting this Common Core Community Forum to hear firsthand from my constituents and those affected by these new standards,” Ball said. “My office has been inundated with phone calls, emails, letters and faxes from parents, teachers, students and community members that are very concerned with this new program.”

Sen. Ball has also created a “Stop Common Core” online petition.

Thursday’s forum will be held at Carmel Town Hall 60 McAlpin Avenue Mahopac, N.Y. 10541. (ARTICLE)

About Greg Ball

Assemblyman Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) is the Senator for New York State's 40th district. A former Vice President of Exceed International Development Corporation, Ball holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the United States Air Force Academy, is currently completing his Masters Thesis of Liberal Studies in International Affairs at Georgetown University, and received an honorable discharge in 2005 at the rank of Captain after service as an active duty officer in the United States Air Force. View all posts by Greg Ball →
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