StudentsFirstNY Vocalizes Support for Common Core at Brooklyn Hearing

PIX 11 // December 10, 2013

On Tuesday, State Education Commissioner John King held a Common Core hearing at Medgar Evers College in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.

According to PIX 11, the hearing was well-attended, and parents, teachers and education organizations all came out to voice their support for or against the Common Core curriculum.

Tenicka Boyd, the director of organizing at StudentsFirstNY, voiced her support for the Common Core because it meant every student, regardless of their background, would receive the same education:

[Tenicka] Boyd of the organization [StudentsFirstNY] said the Common Core creates an equal learning environment across New York City.

“It’s important for our parents and communities like Bedford-Stuyvesant, East New York and Brownsville to have the same set of standards that they have on the Upper West Side or even in Park Slope.”