"If it got out of hand, of course, that's not the right manner that we want those things to happen, but I do believe the parents have the right to be heard," said Assemblyman John Ceretto, R-Lewiston.
"Parents and teachers have been in our ears that there is an issue here and quite frankly you can't ignore that something's broken," Ceretto said.
Ceretto said he's pleased the commissioner's changing his tune and parents may have a chance to speak out.
"Let's hear what they have to say and let's create some type of legislation that will fix this and make education better and one that works better for everybody," he said.
He said, if needed, the legislature could go over the commissioner's head in regard to Common Core Standards.
So now you see why King is saying he is open to rescheduling meetings - because politicians around the state are being inundated with complaints about Common Core, the tests, the evaluation system and the like.
And now they're letting him know, you'd better listen to parents and you had better fix what's broken or we will do it for you.
The tide is turning.
Tisch and King can no longer enact their harmful education reform agenda with impunity.
Enraged and upset parents around the state have made the politicians who enabled these two functionaries aware that there are serious problems with the SED and Regents reform agenda and if they are not fixed, somebody's paying at the ballot box.