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King: Implementing new education system across state is difficult

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ALBANY, N.Y. -- After the state's largest teacher's union approved a vote of no confidence in State Education Commissioner John King, he continues to speak out in support of the Common Core curriculum.

NYSUT approved the vote Saturday. They say the state handled the roll-out of those standards poorly and asked the Board of Regents to remove King from his position.

And while King still supports the standards, he says with an education system so large, implementing a new way of learning can be difficult

"There's been a lot of politics over the past year and there's also been a lot of legitimate frustration and anxiety about how hard it is to raise standards over 700 districts," King said on Capital Tonight.

Some parents have chosen to opt their children out of the tests, but King says the majority of students did go through with taking the tests this year.

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