Abandoning 'Common Core' education standards would send wrong message to industry, BRAC

Lauren Williams's picture
Thursday, August 15, 2013

Military dependents and children of highly mobile government contractors were expected to take great risks when they changed schools.

Would they be behind their new peers? Would they sit through a repeat of what they had learned the previous year? And upon graduation, would they have a complete set of skills to enable them to pursue college or a career?

Thanks to the Common Core State Standards initiative, today’s military dependents and other mobile students do not have worry about that. In 45 states, the District of Columbia, four territories and any Department of Defense school, today’s students will be taught according to the same standards.

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