Common Core advocates believe the U.S. education system is long overdue for an overhaul.
What some see as a surprise attack on states' rights, others know as carefully planned reform.
The push against Common Core is coming from both sides of the political aisle.
As the new standards roll out across the country, myths and misconceptions abound.
The controversial educational standards have political implications as well.
With more than 100 dioceses using the standards, some question their place in Catholic education.
Many states are delaying the implementation of Common Core tests and the consequences tied to them.
Education experts debate about Common Core
- Jack Markell: YES. Give Common Core Time to Work
- Dennis Van Roekel: YES. Keep the Core, but Course Correct
- Neal McCluskey: NO. It Treats Students Like Soulless Widgets
- Michelle Rhee: YES. Student Needs Are More Important
- Matt Kibbe: NO. Attempts to Standardize Education Are Doomed to Fail
- Charles Barone: YES. Common Core's Intent Is Being Undermined
- Mike McShane: NO. Common Core Causes Collateral Damage