Re: “Tacoma forum looks at Common Core school standards” (TNT, 10-18).
It’s about time that the school systems in this country have the same set of standards. I think it’s great that 48 states that are considering this adoption of standards. I don’t think it’s right or fair that Washington students have to pass the WASL to graduate now, while some states don’t even have a standard exam that must be passed in order to graduate high school.
With this new set of standards coming in to play, maybe then all high school students who graduate and go on to college will then be at the same educational level no matter where they lived or which school system they attended.