ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) _ State Education Commissioner John King Jr. has told an audience of parents and teachers the state is not going delay new Common Core learning reforms, but is open to ``adjustments'' going forward.
He spoke at forum in Albany, his first since an earlier series of planned appearances was canceled after he was shouted down at a meeting in Poughkeepsie on Oct. 10.
There was no similar disruption at Thursday's event in an auditorium filled with hundreds of parents, students and teachers.
Some critics have called for King's resignation, saying he's ignored their views as the state has adopted the national public education standards.
They say the demands on students and schools have been too extreme and done too quickly. The changes have included new curricula and tougher standardized tests linked to teacher evaluations.