While forty-six states and the District of Columbia have adopted the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), approximately two-thirds of Americans say they have never heard of them, according to results released on August 21 from the PDK/Gallup Poll.
To better inform the public about the standards while also addressing the many misimpressions surrounding them, the Alliance released a new report, Common Core State Standards 101, that examines how the CCSS initiative came about, what role the federal government did-and did not-play in their adoption, and how to ensure that the standards deliver on their promise to fundamentally improve the quality of teaching and learning in the United States. (from the Alliance for Excellent Education)
To read more, click on the above hyperlinked text. From there, you'll find a link to the report.