On March 24, 2014, The CT Mirror published an op-ed by ConnCAN CEO Jennifer Alexander on Common Core State Standards in Connecticut public schools:
Right now, too many kids are graduating from high school in Connecticut unprepared for the challenges of college or careers. For example, 65 percent of Connecticut students who attend state colleges or universities need to take remedial coursework. This is demoralizing to kids and costs our state millions.
It’s time to raise our expectations for everyone
The Common Core Standards are an essential step towards ensuring that all Connecticut students have a promising future, and that no student is denied the opportunity to attend a great school because of their zip code, race or family income.