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Cuomo Says Common Core Is Not Working

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Governor Cuomo says Common Core ‘is not working, and must be fixed’  calling for a comprehensive review of the Common Core teaching program.

He blamed problems on the state’s Department of Education — the only state agency that he doesn’t directly control — rather than the teaching methods themselves.

He plans to use his own “education commission” to review the Common Core implementation in classrooms and role in standardized tests. He said that commission would report back to him in time to introduce new policy early next year.

About 200,000 students opted out of the exams this past spring.

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