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Cuomo: Time to correct Common Core standards

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ALBANY, N.Y. -- The Common Core standards continue to be a contentious issue across the state, and in his 2014 budget message, Gov. Andrew Cuomo called Tuesday for change in how their applied.

Cuomo said he believed in the idea of the learning standard, but that it's mismanaged by the Board of Regents.

The governor said teachers, students, and parents need education reform, but through a rational system that is well administered.

Included in the governor's plan is a proposal to create a panel of education experts and members of the legislature to come up with a solution.

"Let's get recommendations for corrective action by the end of this session. Let's pass a package of corrective actions by the end of this session. And let's end the anxiety that the parents, and teachers and students are feeling all across this state," Cuomo said in his speech.

Cuomo also discussed the amount of testing administered to students.

His proposal includes eliminating standardized testing for students in kindergarten through second grade.

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