Hearing on Common Core Standards

Senate Education Committee Hearings

Hearing 2 – Common Core Standards

May 15, 2013
1:00 p.m.
Hearing Room 1, North Office Building


1:00 p.m. Hearing – Common Core Standards

1:00-9:10 Opening Remarks
Senator Mike Folmer, Majority Chairman
Senator Andrew Dinniman, Minority Chairman
1:10-1:40 Pennsylvania Department of Education
Carolyn Dumaresq, Deputy Secretary of Education
Attachment 1
Attachment 2
1:40-2:25 Panel Discussing Common Core Concerns
Mr. Neil McCluskey, Associate Director
Center for Educational Freedom, Cato Institute
Ms. Joy Pullmann, Research Fellow, Education
The Heartland Institute
Ms. Cheryl E. Boise, Director
Commonwealth Education Organization
2:25-3:10 Panel Discussing Common Core Support
Ms. Joan Benso, President and Chief Executive Officer
Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children
Mr. David Patti, President and Chief Executive Officer
Pennsylvania Business Council
Major General Dan O’Neill (Retired, United States Army) (written comments)
3:10-3:45 Discussion with Both Common Core Panels
Additional Written Testimony By:
Dr. Sandra Stotsky, University of Arkansas