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Common Core Opponents Criticize Testing

Common Core educational standards were once again a topic at Tuesday's meeting of the Kansas State Board of Education. Opponents are targeting the standardized tests required for meeting Common Core requirements.

Megan King is a parent from Lawrence. She said the costs of the tests will be too high and the state should keep using tests developed by the University of Kansas.

“Keeping our assessments local will allow local school boards to put that money back into the classroom, instead of expanding their bandwidth and upgrading technologies,” King said.

Board members say that a decision on testing won't be made until later this year and tests provided by the University of Kansas could still be an option.

The board voted to adopt the Common Core standards in 2010.