San Francisco Chronicle
Change is never easy. But through the leadership of a bipartisan group of respected educators and many of the nation's governors, millions of children across the country have been benefiting from newly adopted education standards, known as the Common Core, which are designed to improve American student achievement.
With the election season upon us, these standards have come under fire for purely political reasons. It is the time for leaders to stand firm, put our kids and schools above politics, and allow the Common Core the time it needs to work.