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People rally against the current Common Core state tests at Comsewogue High School in Port Jefferson Station. (Aug.17, 2013)(Credit: Ed Betz)

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Thousands rally against new state standardized tests

More than 1,500 parents, teachers and students gathered at the Comsewogue High School football field in Port Jefferson Station Saturday to criticize the Common Core standardized tests on which a majority of Long Island students performed poorly.