The biggest failing I have seen in the Common Core at this point has been the implementation. Add to that the incessant need it would seem from "the top" that a standards change was not enough - we also need to revamp the evaluation and accountability systems, and by the way, "Do it all now!" What you have is a quality over quantity debacle that has really created the perfect storm. It will take astute leadership and courage to navigate from here to success, unfortunately, I do not see an overabundance of either. We must move forward with our heads out of the sand and determine what our greatest priority is, improved standards, improved evaluation, etc. Those that discount a need for focus on fewer and more effectively, thus more deeply implemented innovations, I would ask my favorite Dr. Phil question, "How is a lack of focus and quality implementation working for you thus far?"
What do you think?