Fifteen of the presidents of the CBMS member societies have signed onto the following statement supporting the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics.

In a great act of foresight for this nation, most of the states have now adopted a consistent set of expectations for school mathematics, called the Common Core State Standards. Building on long years of work, the Common Core State Standards are an auspicious advance in mathematics education. They define the mathematical knowledge and skill that students need in order to be ready for college and career, and provide the basis for a curriculum that is focused and coherent. If properly implemented, these rigorous new standards hold the promise of elevating the mathematical knowledge and skill of every young American to levels competitive with the best in the world, of preparing our college entrants to undertake advanced work in the mathematical sciences, and of readying the next generation for the jobs their world will demand. Much remains to be done to implement the standards, in curriculum, assessment, and teacher education. But we now have, for the first time in our history, a common blueprint for this work across state lines. This is not the time to turn away from our good fortune. We, the undersigned presidents of the following member societies of CBMS, hereby express our strong support for the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics.

James Roznowski

American Mathematical Association

of Two Year Colleges

David Vogan

American Mathematical Society

Marie Davidian

American Statistical Association

Alasdair Urquhart

Association for Symbolic Logic

Ruth Charney

Association for Women in Mathematics

Fran Arbaugh

Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators

Diana Kasbaum

Association of State Supervisors of Mathematics

Vanessa Cleaver

Benjamin Banneker Association

Hans Kuensch

Institute of Mathematical Statistics

Robert Devaney

Mathematical Association of America

Nathaniel Dean

National Association of Mathematicians

Valerie Mills

National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics

Linda Gojak

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

Irene Fonseca

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

Don Balka

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