DAILY JOURNAL editorial: OUR OPINION: Common Core becomes the standard in Mississippi

The transition year has been difficult for administrators, teachers, students and parents because in some ways teaching was limited by demands of trying to serve two curriculums and two standards.

That issue, thankfully, is behind. Common Core is in place and schools are moving forward…

…Political opposition has developed before the fact of implementation, but success and progress with the Common Core assessments will silence naysayers.

Common Core is not a federal program, and it was not shoved down states’ throats by a governmental decree. States, more than 40, voluntarily adopted the standards. Mississippi’s public school children, teachers and administrators need strong citizens’ support in mastering Common Core, with the goal of success and high academic achievement to clear the road ahead.

Daily Journal
8/27/14