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3 Myths That Confuse the Debate Over America’s Schools

Heather Wetzler

Closing that gap is the goal of a set of academic standards called the Common Core. I’m a big supporter of the Common Core—as are many business leaders—because it sets a high bar for what all students should know, whether they’re planning to go to college or vocational school or enter the workforce directly. And these shared standards will unleash a wave of innovation in educational software and technology that will benefit both students and teachers.

Unfortunately, the national debate about th

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