The state is bestowed with the enormous responsibility of educating our children. We share the same goals, to see that our children are prepared to be successful in college or in the workforce. While I believe we should challenge our students and push them toward full academic achievement, I have serious concerns over the implementation of the Common Core curriculum. It is my opinion that the implementation of Common Core should be delayed by at least two years. As presently existing, it is an unfunded mandated, which, our schools, given their current fiscal predicament, are unable to implement in an efficient manner.