I was reading an email from a friend last week that included a transcript of a conversation about the Common Core. In the midst of the conversation, someone asked, "But what comes next? Aren't we paying any attention to instruction?"
I think it's important to pay attention to that question because it's at the heart of implementation of the CCSS. The standards are an excellent foundation for increased rigor in our schools, but without rigorous instruction, we won't be able to meet the potential of truly rigorous education.
How is your district or school dealing with the instructional aspects of rigor?