Petition: Ban Standardized Testing for Youngest Students

November 15, 2013 Updated Nov 15, 2013 at 7:50 AM EDT

By Rachel Elzufon

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November 15, 2013 Updated Nov 15, 2013 at 7:50 AM EDT

Buffalo, NY (WKBW) - Parents and teachers are joining forces, calling for changes in standardizing testing for school systems across New York State.

The New York State United Teachers Union calls for Governor Andrew Cuomo and state lawmakers to ban standardized testing in Pre-K through second graders. As of Friday morning, it has already received more than 38-hundred signatures.

State Education Commissioner John King has released a statement backing the union's petition.