Enquirer-Good News and Bad News about the Rise of the Common Core
There’s good news and bad news about the rise of the Common Core, that new system of math and English standards people hope will reshape and restore American education.
The good news: the Common Core’s tougher tests and higher standards in most grades will likely push teachers and students to stretch further academically than they would have under current academic standards. Ultimately more kids may make it to college or a career well prepared, many experts say.
But until then, there’s bad news: Even in the most optimistic light, it may take five years or more before high schools enjoy higher graduation rates and more on-time graduates, a recent study by the New York based Carnegie Corp. predicts.
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