The group, High Achievement New York, will co-host a discussion on Common Core alongside the Urban League of Rochester on Wednesday.
The event is part of a series of discussions on Common Core, with events already held in Buffalo, New York City and Albany. Discussions are set to be held Rochester and Cortland this week.
In an email invitation to the Rochester event, William Clark of the Rochester Urban League writes the discussion is aimed at turning the temperature down on the heated debate over the standards.
“The goal of this event focuses upon sharing the experiences of the participants with New York’s transition to higher standards in education, without the charged rhetoric that so often affects discussions surrounding the Common Core Standards,” Clark wrote.
Future events will be held in Westchester County as well as the North Country region.
The Rochester event is due to include a participant from the Rochester Business Association, while the Cortland discussion will include someone from the American Association of University Women.
The Urban League is on the Gates Foundation payroll - they've been bought and paid for on the Common Core issue.
So this is less about turning down the temperature on a controversial issue and more about selling their product to the public - the Common Core.