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Teachers Hit The Common Core Wall

This time next year, millions of schoolkids in the U.S. will sit down for their first Common Core test. In some places, the stakes will be high — for kids, their teachers and their communities. The goal of the Core benchmarks in reading and math is to better prepare students for college, career and the global economy. But the challenges are huge.

Right now, many teachers are in a bind. They’re being asked to implement these tough new standards without being given better materials.