The Common Core test results are a painful pill to swallow for many students. David Milton Steiner, the dean of the School of Education at Hunter College, writes in the New York Post to say that the new standard will better determine college readiness. The short-term will be tough, but the test is a necessary undertaking for long-term student growth:
"The hope is that this will truly mark a new start — the kind of start that Massachusetts undertook when it made teaching a much tougher profession to enter and dramatically raised the quality of its academic standards and assessments.
"Ideally, we would have more prep time, more Common Core-aligned materials available sooner, more professional support for teachers. But New York rightly makes the same decision that John Silber and his team made for Massachusetts: that only by moving the stake in the ground, right now can we ensure that we all get serious about reform."