Across the nation, 45 states have adopted Common Core education standards in an effort to raise expectations of American students and put them on a path to compete with students around the globe.
In New York, there has been a grassroots effort by students, teachers and officials to ban the implementation of the vigorous standards, which they say “set children up to fail.”
Here & Now’s Meghna Chakrabarti speaks with two local New York school adminstrators about adopting Common Core.
- Carol Burris, principal of South Side High School in Rockville Centre, N.Y.
- Charles Russo, superintendent of schools in East Moriches, N.Y.