Chris Christie: ‘I Have Real Concerns About Common Core’


New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has not announced a run for president, but he signaled that he has “real concerns” about Common Core in his state.

“I have real concerns about Common Core,” Christie said in a local New Jersey interview on WNET-NJTV, reminding the audience that he had a commission studying the issue in the state.

Christie didn’t detail his concerns with the program and its onerous federal education mandates, but he supported the idea of state testing.

When asked about whether there are too many standardized tests for children in New Jersey, Christie pointed out that it was important to make the tests better.

“I have real concerns about it and the effect it’s having on our kids, but we do have to have testing to know where are kids are,” he said.