Coalition supports Common Core

In this March 14, 2012 file photo, Jan Palmer, a biology teacher at Central High School in Aberdeen, S.D., top right, leads her Advanced Placement/Rising Scholars biology class through a practice test. Classes at Central High generally start at 8:10 a.m. A new policy from the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends delaying classes for all teens until at least 8:30 a.m. to curb their widespread lack of sleep, which has been linked with poor health, bad grades, car crashes and other problems. The policy was published online Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in Pediatrics. (AP Photo/Aberdeen American News, Kevin Bennett, File)

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — With the Common Core taking a hit during an education-heavy campaign season, a coalition supporting the learning standards has released an analysis that concludes repealing them would be a costly mistake.

The High Achievement New York coalition includes several chambers of commerce and community groups around the state.

Republican candidate for governor Rob Astorino has campaigned on doing away with the Common Core standards that have been adopted by most states in an effort to boost academic rigor.

Democratic incumbent Andrew Cuomo is critical of the way they’ve been implemented.

The High Achievement New York analysis says repealing the Common Core could jeopardize $280 million in federal funding and undo progress toward the higher student achievement the standards were meant to produce

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