Common Core Deserves a Better Implementation

Common Core Deserves a Better Implementation

Common Core, the latest reconfiguration of education in the United States, is causing confusion and frustration for many public schools, teachers, and parents. While it was meant to bring consistent standards and benchmarks, in both English language arts and math, to every school in America the implementation of the tests and standards has not been seamless or received positive feedback. In 2009, the National Governors Association (NGA) met to create the Common Core standards for English language arts and mathematics for students in kindergarten through 12th grade. The NGA stated…