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New York Gov. Cuomo: Common Core ‘Not Working’

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) said Thursday that the Common Core “is not working” and announced a plan to form his own “education commission” to review the standards initiative and report back to him on how to “fix” it.

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South Carolina Parents: Gov. Nikki Haley ‘MIA’ on Common Core

A grassroots group of parents in South Carolina has organized a campaign to allow children to opt out of Common Core-aligned tests in the wake of a unanimous vote by the state’s Board of Education to replace the standards with “new” standards that are 90 percent aligned with Common Core.

Common Core Protest, New Mexico

Hundreds of Students Protest Common Core Tests

Hundreds of high school students in New Mexico walked out of school Monday on the day they were scheduled to begin taking the standardized tests that are aligned with the Common Core standards.

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Are You Opting Your Children Out of Common Core-Aligned Tests?

With the arrival of March, students in states throughout the country are scheduled to take tests to determine if they are keeping in step with the Common Core standards. A fair number of them, however, have been “opted out” of the assessments by their parents, leading school officials to respond in a variety of ways.