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Whether you’re a parent, student, teacher or administrator, you probably have or have come across some strong opinions about New York’s Common Core Exam.

Tonight, at Akron High School, state education officials are holding an open forum about the standardized tests implemented last year. Seemingly everyone except state officials say students and teachers had too little time to prepare for the more challenging tests. That was apparent in the much lower scores last year which will not be used to evaluate teachers.

Tonight’s forum is sponsored by New York State Assembly Republicans and local Assemblyman Steve Hawley is expected to be there.

A Quinnipiac poll released yesterday said New Yorkers were split down the middle about whether the tests are actually helping students for college or careers.

It runs from 6 to 8 at the high school auditorium.

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