A chanting crowd stopped discussion of common standards at a meeting of New York City’s Panel for Educational Policy on Tuesday night, reports Curriculum Matters.
This YouTube video shows Chancellor Dennis Walcott trying to start the meeting, which was intended to explain how adoption of Common Core Standards will affect curriculum in city schools. The “Occupy the DOE” protesters said the decision was made without input from teachers and parents.
Demonstrators also chant that the city wants to raise standards without the supports that students need to reach them.
As they file out the front door of the building, the demonstrators chant, “Show me what democracy looks like! This is what democracy looks like!”
After the meeting was canceled, Walcott and the other panelists met with parents in upstairs classrooms.