The nationwide pushback against the education standards hasn't been very successful.
Grad students want to combat black boys' low reading levels by adding books that cater to them to barbershop waiting areas.
While many Republican states have made efforts to repeal the education standards, Wyoming appears happy to move forward. How has Common Core thrived in such a solidly GOP state?
At a time when Obama is calling for free community college and governors want better-educated workforces, some states are considering big cuts to higher education.