By Louis Freedberg
Louis FreedbergWith the adoption of the Common Core standards by 43 states, the nation’s schools have embarked on one of the most ambitious reform strategies in the post-World War II era.
Opposition to the new academic standards, however, has emerged on several fronts. Some states are threatening to withdraw from the Common Core altogether. Nationally, support among the general public is shaky and eroding, at least based on the results of recent polls.
By contrast, the situation is different in California, where the prospect of implementing the Common Core without significant resistance seems greater than in many other states.