Christie wants to end national education standards in NJ

New Jersey 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 likely Republican presidential contender said in remarks for a speech Thursday afternoon at Burlington County College that the national standards have brought confusion and frustration to parents and classrooms.

That’s according to excerpts released by his office ahead of the speech.

Christie is also expected 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.

He’ll also reaffirm his commitment to testing as a means of measuring student learning.AP-WF-05-28-15 1851GMT

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