• Why is it important to have Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts and Mathematics?

    Common Core State Standards are benchmarked to international standards to guarantee Florida prepares our students to learn and achieve in and outside of the classroom. Our students will have to compete in a global marketplace against students from China, Singapore and the United Kingdom. And with Common Core State Standards, we can prepare them to thrive.
    Most of the top jobs in America today did not even exist a decade ago. These new standards will help maintain America’s competitive edge, and ensure all our students are prepared with the skills and knowledge to compete with their peers at home and abroad.