August 1, 2012
When we expect more of students, they achieve more. In a recent op-ed in The Week, former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist focused on the need to hold students to higher academic standards and prepare them for college and career upon graduation from high school. He believes that the Common Core do this by requiring “students to demonstrate a deep understanding of concepts and then apply them to new situations” in a way that has not been required before. The ability to internationally benchmark achievement and compare student success across state lines are outlined as key reasons for his support.
Read Frist’s op-ed here.