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Lawmakers grill King on Common Core

ALBANY -- The State Education Commissioner spent over two hours in front of a Senate Education Committee, Thursday, discussing the Common Core.

Commissioner John King was grilled by lawmakers over the implementation of the controversial new standard way of testing students. Their message to them was simple; fix the problem or we will.

At least six lawmakers said they will push legislation to slow down the implementation process.

"Hit the delay button." said Senator George Latimer as he slammed the desk during a hearing Thursday.

Commissioner King told lawmakers, Thursday, about the implementation process and the adjustments that have been made. However, he stopped short of saying he would scale back the current process.

"There is tremendous momentum around the Common Core," King said Thursday. "There is great work happening across the state. Of course there will be challenges and adjustments to make."