Will a common curriculum nationwide improve educational outcomes?
Andrew Porter, an educator professor with the University of Pennsylvania, agreed, saying that research shows there's no correlation now between state standards and educational outcome.
California is cited as an example as a state with high standards and low outcomes.
Kathleen Porter-Magee, senior director of the High Quality Standards Program at the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, said that's really about a failure in implementation.
"Even in states with great standards now, not all students are meeting those goals."
Porter-Magee said. "As a nation, we have not implemented standards well.
"Common core standards gives us a chance to reboot, to have conversations about what has failed in the past and what we need to change," she said.