States Lack Resources, Funds to Implement Common Core

A lack of funding and resources may hinder states' abilities to implement the standards and assessments.

Students take a test at the Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning School in New York in 2011.

Many states are struggling to train teachers for Common Core standards.


"Finding adequate resources is the main challenge looming over states' efforts to prepare districts, schools, principals and teachers for the Common Core," said Diane Stark Rentner, deputy director of national programs for CEP, in a statement.

Though the Common Core assessments are around the corner, Rentner said "funding problems will likely hamper states' efforts to make sure that principals and teachers are prepared to help students master the standards."

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