Defending the Common Core
Here are some quick links and resources to help you advocate for the Common Core State Standards:
- A great place to start is by getting the basic facts about the CCSS, easily compiled in a Future Ready fact sheet, which is available in PDF and Word, if you want to modify it for your advocacy efforts.
- Next, read our Do’s and Don’ts for Communicating the Common Core State Standards, based on extensive message testing and lessons learned.
- If you are getting specific pushback to the Common Core State Standards, review these talking points, which address many of the common criticism of the new standards.
- Learn from a successful campaign by checking out Tennessee’s Expect More, Achieve More and The Arizona Public Engagement Task Force's Communications Toolkit.
For all advocacy materials and existing campaigns focused on the CCSS, see here.