3) Promise


It is increasingly clear that a high school diploma does not demonstrate that a graduate, regardless of race, gender, language, ethnicity, or income, has been adequately prepared for higher education or for the world of work.

Parents and students want to know—no matter their state, district, school or classroom—that all students have equitable access to opportunity and success.


We continue to advocate for a set of high education standards that drive better student outcomes. Setting common, high academic standards creates the potential to address the achievement/opportunity gaps and dropout crisis facing the nation. We believe a balanced rollout of common, high-quality college and career ready standards should: