"While the standards are high quality, getting their implementation right is a real challenge—and it won't be free, a serious concern given the tight budgets of many districts and states. But while critics have warned of a hefty price tag, the reality is more complicated."
“Spending reasonable sums to ensure that America’s schools and students successfully attain high standards is a worthy investment,” said Fordham Institute President Chester E. Finn, Jr. “That doesn’t mean implementing the Common Core will break the bank—assuming states and districts are flexible and forward-thinking about how they spend.”
Find Putting a Price Tag on the Common Core: How Much Will Smart Implementation Cost? online at
Page 6 of the report provides some interesting High School data about these students. Here is some "access" data from the report:
"Only 30-35% of students nationally will have taken three years of science through Physics and three or four years of mathematics through Pre-Calculus - which describe and provide many of the high school Common Core "Plus" (+) standards."
By Eric Hargis, Executive Director of the National PTA
Benefits of The Common Core Standards:
"One thing that must be the same regardless of which state you live in is a quality education for our children. With the CCSS, I am ssured quality and consistency in my children's education regardless of where we live.
The standards offer parents "a clear understanding of what my children are expected to learn and each grade level."
The Standards provide incredible value to parents wanting to be fully engaged in their children's education.
Regardless of their zip code, parents are assured that their children graduate fully prepared for college and careers.
Government Takeover Myth Debunked
"This isn't even a Pinocchio stretch of the truth, but an out and out lie."
Truth #1 - States are driving this process and have been involved at every level — from the drafting and development stages through revisions and the final product.
Truth #2 - States voluntarily adopted the Standards.
Truth #3 - States and school districts still have autonomy in decisions made on how to teach the Standards in the classroom.
Thomas W. Gunlock is a member of the Ohio State Board of Education
"Working in the world of state-level education policy, frustration and disappointment are part of the job. I admit to giving in to frustration and even a little anger over the past year at the all-too-frequent hypocrisy."
"Everyone always says, “It’s about the kids,” but in reality, policy too often has little to do with children or their well-being. The focus always seems to come down to adults and institutions doing what they do best — protecting their status quo."
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