Common Core Explainer

What Is the Common Core? The Controversial Standards Explained

Here’s your all-in-one guide to the Common Core State Standards, adopted by a majority of states with great fanfare—and considerable pushback in some places. Education Week’s Andrew Ujifusa unpacks the standards covering math and English/language arts, what they’re intended to do, what’s included along with what’s not. He examines the debate over the standards, along with some of the misconceptions that have accompanied their rollout in recent years.