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Common Core changes coming?

Rochester, N.Y. -- Parents and teachers have been complaining and protesting the states new Common Core curriculum for months, Wednesday, they got the chance to tell state lawmakers.

A forum organized by Assembly republican leaders was held at the Memorial Art Gallery.

My son has gotten discouraged because he sees his test scores and he sees test scores and he sees he's not doing well, said Wendy Suarez, parent of a child in the city school district.

Governor Andrew Cuomo said legislative changes regarding the common core program could be in store once lawmakers reconvene in January.

What I think we need to do is take a pause and see what we can do to kind off hit the restart button and see if we can do a better implementation policy for next year, said Brian Kolb (R), Assembly Minority Leader.

Kolb had no concrete ideas for changing the Common Core curriculum, but mentioned the possibility of delaying the program next year. While the State Education Department does not answer to state leaders, lawmakers do have control of the education departments budget, Kolb stated.

Teachers unions have been calling for legislative action including a three-year moratorium for state assessments for so-called high stakes consequences for teachers and students.

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Washington Times