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N.Y. School Officials Disagree Over Common Core Standards08:14

(Steve Ruark/AP)
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Across the nation, 45 states have adopted Common Core education standards in an effort to raise expectations of American students and put them on a path to compete with students around the globe.

In New York, there has been a grassroots effort by students, teachers and officials to ban the implementation of the vigorous standards, which they say "set children up to fail."

Here & Now's Meghna Chakrabarti speaks with two local New York school adminstrators about adopting Common Core.


  • Carol Burris, principal of South Side High School in Rockville Centre, N.Y.
  • Charles Russo, superintendent of schools in East Moriches, N.Y.

This segment aired on January 30, 2014.

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