State Superintendent Torlakson and some superintendents are at odds on the issue. An analysis by the prominent nonprofit Achieve will add fuel to the debate.
Study of 24 states shows California's math and English language arts standards are rigorous and are focused on college and career-readiness.
Torrance Unified has trained nearly all its teachers and introduced Next Generation Science Standards to all 24,000 students
California scored above the national average in reporting of college and career readiness data but there is still work to be done.