I believe in the Common Core standards which are designed to build upon the most advanced current thinking about preparing all students for success in college, career, and life.
This will result in moving even the best state standards to the next level. In fact, since this work began, there has been an explicit agreement that no state would lower its standards.
The standards were informed by the best in the country, the highest international standards, and evidence and expertise about educational outcomes. We need college-and career-ready standards because even in high‐performing states, students are graduating and passing all the required tests but still need remediation in their postsecondary work.