It’s important to observe how the need for education reform is framed. There are always loud advocates for both sides of educational issues. What’s crucial is that members of the public learn to hear both sides and judge for themselves the cogency of different arguments. In this clip, former commissioner of education John B. King makes the case for the Common Core in New York. What does he base the need on? What are the assumptions about the role of education in society he makes and how valid are they?