NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Lately there has been an uproar among parents in New York who are upset with state standardized tests they say are too hard for their children.
But on Monday, New York City Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott defended the new tests.
“It’s going to be tough. It’s going to be challenging,” he said.
Walcott said he understands the new Common Core testing is harder than past exams, but he said it will help better prepare students for their future.