Cuomo: Common Core System is Flawed

January 21, 2014 Updated Jan 21, 2014 at 5:34 PM EDT

By Mitch Simon

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Cuomo: Common Core System is Flawed

January 21, 2014 Updated Jan 21, 2014 at 5:34 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (WKBW) - In his budget address Tuesday afternoon, Governor Cuomo announced his plans to combat the concern behind the Common Core testing system.

The Common Core is a set of learning standards, not a curriculum, put in place across the country to increase the rigor of learning, after employers stated their high school graduate employees were not prepared enough and high remediation rates among students who entered college.

With harder standards came lower test scores, prompting parents to want more information and in some cases demand change.

Governor Cuomo says he supports the Common Core, but says the way it's being implemented by the New York State Board of Education is "flawed"

Cuomo proposed the assembling of a panel of education experts and legislative leaders to fix the problems. He also proposed the elimination of standardized testing for all students in K-2nd grade.

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