City Yoga Lessons

Why Change the System?

The No Child Left Behind movement brought along with it unintended consequences, such as excessive standardized testing and low levels of proficiency. In response to those negative impacts, 42 of the 50 states in the U.S, have voluntarily adopted the Common Core as a means to establish a common expectation for students across the U.S. at each grade level and to make it simpler for mobile students, who move frequently, to stay afloat. While the Common Core does not eliminate standardized testing, it works to create clarity for both staff and students across the United States. Former educational standards proved each school ineffective and provided irregular standards across the United States. The Common Core works to eliminate the variable expectations and create consistency.