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CCSS to help students graduate high school better prepared for life
TUESDAY, MAY 29, 2012 15:24 PM

Despite the fact that the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) were created to improve the quality of education students receive, there are still parents who believe that the new Standards will prove too challenging for their children.

In a recent article that appeared in The Tennessean, former teacher and education writer Leanna Landsmann suggested that these individuals consider how unprepared some students are for college, or how these pupils compare to their peers in other countries. Landsmann wrote that young learners in some states take courses that are more challenging than those offered in other parts of the country. The CCSS exist to rectify this problem.

According to the CCSS’ website, as long as students attend school in a state that has adopted the Common Core, they will benefit from Standards that are clear, consistent, evidence-based and aligned with college and work expectations.

"Yes, they are challenging, but they are also clear," Ramon Cortines, the former New York City Schools chancellor, told the news source. "States that implement them well will graduate more of their high school students ready for college and careers."