Panel Discusses Common Core Backlash

US News & World Report (4/24) reports that Massachusetts Commissioner Mitchell Chester and Council of Chief State School Officers Executive Director Chris Minnich took part in a US News “STEM Solutions Conference” this week “to discuss the political backlash growing in many states, and how the implementation of Common Core will play out moving forward.” Both participants “acknowledged there have been challenges stemming from the growing opposition,” but expressed confidence that “the standards will move forward and prove beneficial to students and teachers.”