The Economic Case for the Common Core State Standards Infographic Report/Fact SheetApril 02, 2014
Each year more than one million students fail to graduate from high school on time. Of those who do graduate, many are not prepared for college and lack the skills to excel in the workplace. Failure to ensure that our students are graduating from high school costs the United States billions of dollars each year—it also means less financial security for individuals, their families and communities. The Common Core State Standards can help ensure that all students—no matter their race, income level, or zip code--are graduating from high school with the knowledge and skills needed for college and career, making it a tremendous opportunity to help students realize their dreams, live better lives, and ensure the economic future of communities and the nation.