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Local Discussion Focuses on the Common Core

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"Issues in education," that was the topic at a local discussion tonight.

The League of Women voters of Broome and Tioga Counties review an important element involving local education.

The Common Core was discussed at the meeting tonight. This is a program of set standards in state education that must be met from Kindergarten through twelfth grade.

A local education figure tells us that the program has gone well in the southern tier.

Allen Buyck, District Superintendent of Broome-Tioga BOCES says, "Implementation was a little rough in terms of how it came down from the state. But I think there's a lot of good things that have come out of it and I think there's a lot of good things that can come out of it in the future. I hope as we evaluate it and as the Governor decides to have his commission that we look at it carefully and we don't undo the good things but we make changes carefully where we need to."

The discussion tonight covered other issues, but Common Core was a main focus. So far, 43 states in our nation have voluntarily adopted this program.