Source: The Daily Gazette
Date: September 4, 2016
In state Senate races, antipathy toward Common Core education standards and annual state tests cuts across party lines: both Democrats and Republicans find reasons to pile on to statewide criticism.
In the area’s two state Senate races – seats currently held by Republicans George Amedore and Hugh Farley – all of the candidates during interviews last week took swipes of some kind at the controversial education standards and state tests that drew an over 20 percent opt-out rate for the second straight year this spring. But specific legislative proposals are few.