Opinion: We Must Improve the Common Core, Not Halt It

The Buffalo News // February 17, 2014

The New York State Education Department has indicated plans to slow down the implementation of the Common Core standards. Nancy Zimpher, State University of New York chancellor, writes an opinion piece explaining why a moratorium of the Common Core would be a bad decision for New York education.

In an opinion piece for The Buffalo News, Zimpher advocates for the Common Core:

We must not turn our back on the opportunity that the Common Core presents. Now is our chance to have a significant, lasting impact on student achievement and success while repositioning our nation as a global leader in education.

Outdated learning standards just won’t get the job done. Instead of halting our progress, let’s focus on ways to work together to strengthen the implementation of the Common Core. Our children deserve no less than a concerted effort to get this right.