Controversial Common Core standardized testing underway in New York state

Some opponents of the education standards are choosing

Some opponents of the education standards are choosing to opt their children out of the exams.

As Common Core testing gets underway for students in New York City, Gov. Andrew Cuomo shared some news about the standardized exams that may have some parents feeling relieved.

As part of the state budget passed Monday night, scores on Common Core aligned tests for students from third to eighth grade would remain off their transcripts through 2018. Also, school districts would be prevented...

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