Underneath the Common Core

Underneath the Common Core

The debate rages on about the effectiveness of the Common Core State Standards Initiative on a local, state and national level. The Common Core, developed to address a “lack of standardization” in curricula and testing across the nation, has been adopted by 45 states to “ensure students are prepared for today’s entry-level careers, freshman-level college courses, and workforce training programs.” According to CCSS website, Common Core “focuses on developing the critical-thinking, problem-solving, and analytical skills students will need to be successful.”