Take Two for September 12, 2013

Should parents be concerned about proposed changes to 'Common Core' testing?

Cabrillo Science Camp

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Jennifer Garcia, a substitute teacher for the Long Beach Unified School District, instructs a team of mock investigators at the camp sponsored by Cal State University - Long Beach.

The California state legislature passed a bill this week that ushers in new standardized tests for public school students. It's based on the new "Common Core" standards, and it reduces the number of tests students will take this spring.

RELATED: LA Unified's plan to implement Common Core standards put on hold

The idea of taking fewer tests will probably sound pretty awesome to kids out there. But parents? They could have a reason to be a little worried.

KPCC's education reporter Annie Gilbertson joins us to explain.  


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