Less Than Half of California Public School Students Pass New Common Core Tests

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Common Core test results from school districts across the state are in, and the results aren't good. More than half of California's students aren't meeting the national standards, and there's an even higher achievement gap for students of color. Supporters of the standards are urging patience, while critics say the policy is failing.


Ana Tintocalis, education reporter for KQED News

David Plank, executive director of Policy Analysis for California Education (PACE), an independent, non-partisan research center

Devin Dillon, chief academic officer, Oakland Unified School District