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6 Successes of Common Core Claimed by Proponents

By    |   Wednesday, 22 Apr 2015 01:01 PM

The Common Core State Standards initiative was created to help all students graduate from high school with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in entry-level careers, introductory academic college courses and workforce training programs, regardless of where they live.

Common Core sets consistent math and language arts guidelines across states identifying what students are expected to know and be able to do at each grade level, K-12.

While critics have been vocal about their concerns. Others support these standards and are committed to making Common Core work.

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Here are six successes of Common Core claimed by proponents:

1. About 43 states are committed to Common Core, constituting the vast majority of the 14,500 school districts in the country.

2. Four years after Kentucky became the first state to adopt the Common Core benchmarks, about 62 percent of students there in 2014 were considered ready for college or a career when they graduate — up from 38 percent in 2011, according to Vox.

3. The Obama administration strongly supports Common Core and the American Federation of Teachers endorses it, according to The New York Times.

4. Conservative lawmakers who oppose Common Core in numerous states are finding themselves unable to round up sufficient votes to repeal the standards, reports Politico.

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5. In March 2015, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush continued to express support for Common Core even though it had been rejected by some of the GOP's most conservative members.

6. A lawsuit seeking to block Louisiana's use of Common Core in public schools was dismissed in March 2015 by a state district judge who said the legal challenge was filed too late.

Seventeen state lawmakers had sued the state's Education Department and the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education in July 2014, saying education leaders didn't properly enact the standards, and were later joined in the suit by Gov. Bobby Jindal, according to The Town Talk.

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