70% of Indiana's college freshmen aren't ready for college-level work and spend their tuition gaining remedial skills they should've received for free in high school.
American students are falling further behind their international counterparts. Even in Indiana, one-third of graduates who go to college need remediation. Coordinated by a group of state officials and education experts, the Common Core represent “what American students need to know and do to be successful in college and careers.” Common Core will help Indiana guarantee every child receives the education opportunities necessary to be a globally competitive citizen in the 21st century. Full implementation is set to take place during the 2014 - 2015 school year.