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Cuomo takes a pass on Flanagan's Common Core, privacy bill

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo didn’t bite Monday when asked about a proposal by Sen. John Flanagan (R-East Northport) to eliminate some student testing, re-evaluate the Common Core academic standards and tighten student-data privacy.

Flanagan, chairman of the Senate Education Committee, unveiled his proposed legislation last week.

"Who is this?" Cuomo said when a reporter asked him about Flanagan's initiative.
Cuomo then suggested Flanagan put forth a bill. When told the senator already had, the governor said: "I don't know. I'd have to see the bill."


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