Due to a national call for education reform, a number of states have joined the Common Core State Standards initiative, which looks to have a more unified division of how students match up against each other on a national level.
Yet in a national poll conducted by the Leadership and Learning Center, which provides education solutions and development services, researchers found that 96 percent of the leaders in charge of implementing the standards are not prepared to do so.
Douglas B. Reeves, who founded the Center, called it "disturbing" that while officials on the state level understand the changes that need to take place in order to fully adopt the standards, education leaders on the district level are still at a loss for what to do.
"This is an essential time for educators in our country," he said. "We have a chance to lay a foundation for our future, and we need to get it right. The greatest danger in the short term is that teachers and school administrators will view national standards as additive."