Center for American Progress

ADVISORY: Common Core: The Politics, the Principles, and the Promise
Press Advisory

ADVISORY: Common Core: The Politics, the Principles, and the Promise

Washington, D.C. — The Common Core State Standards, which were adopted by more than 40 states and the District of Columbia, are one of the most significant shifts in American public education in decades. The standards aim to improve the quality of education by creating a set of academic expectations for the knowledge and skills that students need to be successful in college and the 21st century workplace. On Friday, September 26, the Center of American Progress will host an event to release a poll of parent attitudes about the Common Core, a report outlining the evidence and science on which the standards are based, and a brief analyzing how the issue has become politically charged.

Unfortunately, many are confused about what the Common Core actually is because of misinformation campaigns that have political goals instead of educational ones. A panel discussion will focus on the politics, the principles, and the promise of the Common Core. With the recognition of real implementation challenges, this panel will discuss the current state of the debate, the politicization of the issue, and actual challenges and successes on the ground.

Members of the media can RSVP here.

Bookmark this link to watch the live webcast.


Rep. George Miller (D-CA)
Ret. Maj. Gen. Spider Marks
Lillian Lowery, Superintendent of Schools, Maryland State Department of Education
Gregory Mullenholz, Assistant Principal, Maryvale Elementary School, Rockville, Maryland
Margie Omero, Managing Director, Purple Insights

Libby Nelson, Education Reporter, Vox


Friday, September 26, 2014
10:30 a.m. ET – 12:00 p.m. ET

Space is extremely limited. RSVP required.
Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis and not guaranteed.


Center for American Progress
1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor
Washington, D.C., 20005

For more information on this topic, contact Allison Preiss at 202.478.6331 or [email protected].