Common Core will aid schools

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

"Pretty good."

Those two words describe Pennsylvania's public schools. Compared with most other states, our students excel in a broad body of subjects.

According to the American Legislative Exchange Council's just-released Report Card on American Education, the Keystone State ranks fifth in the country in education performance.

But "pretty good" won't cut it when you're talking about our young people. "Pretty good" won't guarantee them a job, or secure them a prosperous future. Our students face a future in which a successful life will require more aptitude and determination than ever before.

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