Implementation difficulties with the Common Core have led to harsh criticism of the new standards. During his statewide tour, New York State Education Commissioner John King acknowledges that implementing the Common Core will be challenging, but says there is no reason to withdraw it.
According to Press Connects, King states:
“It would be a mistake to retreat from higher standards and from the idea of college and career readiness for all students,” King said. “That said, there are adjustments we will make along the way. We already have in the last four years.”