National Urban League President and CEO Marc H. Morial discusses why the Common Core standards are critical for American education.
In a blog post for The Huffington Post, Morial explains why we should not give up on the Common Core:
The National Urban League will continue to join parents, educators, as well as civic and business leaders, in insisting that implementation is resourced equitably and responsibly. However, it is neither fair nor accurate to assert that the Common Core State Standards are a failure because of recent implementation challenges -- for any innovation requires adjustments on its path to success. We do not need to figure out new standards; we need to figure out how to implement these effectively and equitably. Our children our counting on us, and we must get this right -- for them, their future and our nation.