Teach For America Endorses the Common Core

Education Week // December 18, 2013

Teach For America, an organization that enlists recent college graduates as teachers, has released a statement supporting the Common Core standards.

According to an Education Week blog post, Teach For America discussed the importance of the Common Core while respecting the decision of the four states that have not embraced the standards:

"Teach For America also recognizes and respects those regions in states that prefer to maintain their own standards as long as they are aligned with what students need to be prepared for college," a news release from the group says.

Its co-CEOs go on to say that they believe that "the real power in these new standards is not the standards themselves but the rigorous and inspiring curriculum local educators create based on them."