The Marxist/Progressive group, Center for American Progress had an article explaining what had to be done to enhance the performance of a student through Common Core. This was the conclusion of the article:
As states transition to the Common Core, it is imperative that the implementation of these new standards include policies and supports that increase the amount of time teachers have for collaboration and professional development and the amount of time students spend in school learning the new standards. Meeting the demands associated with the Common Core will be a challenge, but high-quality expanded learning time is one of the most far-reaching implementation strategies and can enable students to successfully meet these higher expectations
The area the Marxist/Progressives always ignore when talking about improving education is the one area that is most lacking. That area is parent involment. If the family were strengthened and a true emphasis was placed on increasing parent involvement in the actual educational process of their children, both with involvement in PTA and homework, all aspects of the educational system would be enhanced greatly. However, it would decrease the ability of the Marxist/Progressives to indoctrinate and control. This is why Marx, Lenin and Obama were and are so adamant about taking the responsibility for the development of the child from the parent. A Harvard professor said the other day that it is the state’s responsibility; after all, the children are the children of all of us. No, my child is my child and not the state’s child. This is the difference between a state controlled society and a free society. The United States is supposed to be the latter.