You can ask school officials, teachers and parents about what the 'Common Core' is and you can receive 3 completely different answers. You hear the name and the term thrown around but it doesn't seem like anyone has a full grasp on what 'Common Core' is supposed to be.

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The goal of Common Core is to provide a standard level of education in subjects such as Math and English, to students who should have a basic level of understanding by the end of each grade.

In discussing the PARCC testing controversy, Jim mentioned that there are a few websites to educate yourself about Common Core and what it means for your child.

Here are a couple of websites that provide some of the best information on Common Core:

http://www.corestandards.org/

Common Core Standards Initiative (Wikipedia)