Gov. Christie calls for end to Common Core

Gov. Chris Christie wants to see an end

Gov. Chris Christie wants to see an end to Common Core education. (Credit: File Photo)

PEMBERTON - Gov. Chris Christie is calling for an end to the Common Core standards in New Jersey, saying that the system isn't working for students in the state.

The governor made the remarks in a speech Thursday afternoon at Burlington County College. He says that the national standards have brought confusion and frustration to parents and classrooms.

"As a result, the buy-in from [parents and teachers] has not been what we need for maximum achievement. I agree with that position," Gov. Christie said.

Christie wants to ask the state's education commissioner to convene a group of parents, teachers and educators to come up with new state-specific education standards for him to consider.

They'll have until the end of 2015 to get that done.

The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.

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