“After the better part of a generation of turmoil in education, America is mostly leaving behind the No Child Left Behind Act. New York state is re-examining Common Core and high stakes tests. Now comes the hard part.
Yes, the battles over educational standards that many parents and educators felt were misguided, heavy-handed and at times counter-productive are, in one sense, over. A huge challenge, though, remains: To come up with an education system fit for the 21st century, and to achieve the consensus that NCLB and Common Core ultimately lacked.”