Common Core is Working
Collaborative Executive Director Karen Nussle takes to the pages of the Washington Times to set the record straight on Common Core. She notes the evidence from states like Kentucky, Tennessee, and New York, which continue to see steady gains in proficiency rates. Nussle says, “Such notable successes demonstrate how effective setting higher expectations in our classrooms is, especially when states are willing to put their full support behind it.”
Nussle notes that before Common Core, students were graduating as proficient, only to need remediation upon entering college, and “huge variances” across states meant students in one part of the country were doing much better than counterparts elsewhere.
Policymakers are left with a choice: hold the course of high standards, or follow in the footsteps of Oklahoma, which reverted back to demonstrably weaker standards.
Read the full article, Common Core Assessment: Pro, at the Washington Times.