Parents will not be allowed to stand and ask questions, and instead must submit queries in writing, during the Maryland Department of Education’s final regional meeting on Common Core, according to The Baltimore Sun.
The final meeting about the new curriculum, designed to set standards on what all students kindergarten through 12th grade are supposed to learn in math and language arts, is scheduled for 7 p.m., at Charles Herbert Flowers High School in Springdale.
The forums’ format was criticized after an Ellicott City man was arrested last month during a Common Core hearing in Towson for standing up and asking questions. Charges against the man were later dropped.
Some parents have also been critical of the standards themselves, and argue school systems are putting students at a disadvantage by implementing the curriculum on the fly.