What are the Common Core State Standards?
Simply stated, the Common Core State Standards is a U.S. education initiative with both short and long term goals, including:
· Creating a uniform, internationally competitive academic standard for all students in the U.S.
· Ensuring individual state academic standards are aligned, leveraging the Information Age and 24/7 access to technology.
· Increasing international competitiveness and the economic prosperity of America.
The purpose of the Common Core State Standards is to facilitate the return of the United States to global academic leadership, fulfill domestic technical employment opportunities, insource jobs by producing a superior workforce, better leverage colonization of other countries and better leverage the information age resources.