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Thousands rally against new state standardized tests

People rally against the new state standardized tests

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

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.

People rally against the current Common Core state
Photo Credit: Ed Betz

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

People rally against the current Common Core standardized
Photo Credit: Ed Betz

People rally against the current Common Core standardized tests at Comsewogue High School in Port Jefferson Station. (Aug.17, 2013)

Joe Rella, superintendent of the Comsewogue school district,
Photo Credit: Ed Betz

Joe Rella, superintendent of the Comsewogue school district, speaks during a rally against the Common Core standardized tests at Comsewogue High School in Port Jefferson Station. (Aug. 17, 2013)

People rally against the new state standardized tests
Photo Credit: Ed Betz

People rally against the new state standardized tests at Comsewogue High School in Port Jefferson Station. (Aug.17, 2013)

Students, teachers and parents protest the state Common
Photo Credit: Ed Betz

Students, teachers and parents protest the state Common Core standardized tests at Comsewogue High School in Port Jefferson Station. (Aug.17, 2013)

People rally against the Common Core state tests
Photo Credit: Ed Betz

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

People rally against the current state testing and
Photo Credit: Ed Betz

People rally against the current state testing and Common Core at Comsewogue High School in Port Jefferson Station. (Aug.17, 2013)

People rally against the state Common Core standardized
Photo Credit: Ed Betz

People rally against the state Common Core standardized tests at Comsewogue High School in Port Jefferson Station. (Aug.17, 2013)

People protest against the Common Core standardized tests
Photo Credit: Ed Betz

People protest against the Common Core standardized tests at Comsewogue High School in Port Jefferson Station. (Aug.17, 2013)

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