The introduction and implementation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) reflects a need to address the perceived deficiency of our educational system. However, the CCSS creates significant questions which have not been sufficiently addressed and which portend great challenges for our nation’s educational development. Its emphasis on uniformity of learning experiences will further make teachers teach for testing purpose, while students learn to pass assessment evaluation. Furthermore, the standard advocates for a career readiness and getting of good jobs. Rather than focus on this, the nation’s curriculum should ask questions about developing students with core values of nation building, respect for human rights and a deep commitment to lifelong learning (Tampio, 2018). What would it take to achieve these educational ideals in our schools? Primarily, local school districts should develop their educational standards with their unique needs in mind. Teachers and students should be allowed to pursue their passion and interest if established to develop critical thinking in them. References Tampio, N. (2018). A democratic critique of the common core English Language arts (ELA) standards. Democracy and Education, 26(1), 1-7.