Petition seeks to add Stop Common Core ballot line

By WKTV News

(WKTV) - For those unhappy with the Common Core standards, there may be a chance to voice your opinion in November's election.

Starting Tuesday, petitions will begin to be circulated to create a ballot line called Stop Common Core. If enough signatures are collected, voters will be able to select a line of candidates who -- if elected -- would work to get rid of the Common Core standards in all New York state schools.

"A lot of people are just as concerned -- or more concerned -- with high-stakes testing, lack of transparency with the testing," said New Hartford parent Jessica McNair. "We've got people who are concerned with funding. We don't have full funding for schools, so if you see that on the ballot line, I think it just shows how important education is to New Yorkers, and people have some serious concerns."

For those who are interested in learning about the position, or signing it, visit

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