Fairfield Kupchick, Hwang Host Common Core Public Hearing

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Fairfield State Reps. Brenda Kupchick and Tony Hwang are hosting a public hearing on the Common Core on Wednesday, March 12.
Fairfield State Reps. Brenda Kupchick and Tony Hwang are hosting a public hearing on the Common Core on Wednesday, March 12. Photo Credit: Contributed

FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- State Reps. Brenda Kupchick and Tony Hwang of Fairfield are hosting a public hearing on the Common Core on Wednesday, March 12. 

The meeting is set to begin at noon Wednesday, March 12, in room 1E in the Legislative Office Building in Hartford. The two representatives will speak about the Common Core curriculum and the public school teacher evaluation process.

“It’s now time for parents and teachers to be heard! Although, the Education Committee chairman did not schedule the hearing at a convenient time for teachers and parents I grateful to have been helpful in giving the public a chance to be heard on this important issue,” said Kupchick.

One of the proposals codifies the proposals brought forth by the committee created to establish teacher evaluation standards known as the Performance Evaluation Advisory Council. The second bill would freeze the implementation of the Common Core curriculum until all stakeholders have time to look at its potential effects and consider possible changes.

"It is encouraging to see the legislative due process occur on this critical aspect of education," Hwang said. "This hearing will now allow the major shareholders: teachers, parents and administrators contribute toward the successful implementation of any educational process. Please engage, participate and submit your written testimony to the education committee - we need your input and ideas to help design a better educational experience for all of our students."

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