"So much is expected of teachers today, but too little is offered in the way of resources, support and professional development."--Randi Weingarten
This fall, millions of teachers will be expected to start teaching to the Common Core State Standards. These standards, if implemented right, have the potential to help students acquire the subject knowledge, deep understanding and skills to apply concepts that will prepare them for college, career and life. Most teachers have not received the tools and preparation they need to meet these instructional challenges because of budget cuts or inadequate implementation.