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New Online Movement To Fight Common Core

A movement is underway online to get parents to send their children's Common core test scores back to New York State.
A movement is underway online to get parents to send  their children's Common core test scores back to New York State.

A Facebook page called "Send Back The Scores" is up now, calling for parents to take action. New York State Allies For Public Education is an advocacy group concerned about the state's Common Core requirements. Less than a third of the state's students in grades 3 through 8 passed the exams. In Rochester only five percent of students did. Liz Hallmark lectures teachers at RIT and Nazareth, and says the movement against what she says are unfair tests is growing.

"Teachers who know more about the issues with some of the testing aren't able to speak to it because they are employees of the district and the only way we can talk back to the state is to get parents involved," she said. "So I understand completely that folks are trying to get actions like this together and I think it's a good idea."

Last month, New York State Education Commissioner John King said despite calls for change, there are no plans to alter the Common Core requirements or exams. He said the new standards are preparing students for college down the road.
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