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Meeting on education standards today in Wallingford


WALLINGFORD — A statewide group is asking parents and teachers to attend an anti-Common Core State Standards meeting at the Parks and Recreation building today from 1 to 4 p.m., according to a post on the group’s Facebook profile.

“Stop Common Core in CT” has members throughout the state, according to Facebook. The Common Core State Standards, adopted by the state in 2010, outline what students should know from kindergarten to grade 12. Since its adoption, school systems have been transitioning to Common Core curriculum along with preparing for a new test connected to the new standards.

Stop Common Core in CT was started on Facebook earlier this year, with the intention of “educating, motivating and activating the citizens of (Connecticut) to stop the indoctrination of our children,” according to the group’s profile page. When contacted Friday, Cort Wrotnowski, the administrator of the group, declined to comment on the group or the meeting.

Southington School Superintendent Joseph V. Erardi Jr. Erardi, who sits on a national panel on education legislation, said it’s not the first time he has heard about a group opposing Common Core.

“There were pockets, particularly in New York, of anti-Common Core conversations taking place,” he said.

Wallingford School Superintendent Salvatore Menzo said the only concerns he’s heard stem from the challenge of adopting new standards, preparing for a new test and starting a new teacher evaluation system.

“We don’t talk about the specifics themselves being a challenge,” Menzo said. “It’s the timing of the different initiatives.”

Cheshire School Superintendent Greg Florio said he thinks misinformation about Common Core is part of the problem.

“I think people need to take some time to really understand the Common Core and what it’s about,” he said.

The Parks and Recreation building is located at 6 Fairfield Blvd.

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