Common Core math standards should include higher standards for students who hope to major in science, technology and math disciplines, says the U.S. Coalition for World-Class Math. In a Curriculum Matters comment, Barry Garelick wrote:
. . . we believe that less emphasis be placed on statistics, probability and modeling, in order to allow for the content that students pursuing STEM fields will need.
In fact, the coalition believes the proposed standards don’t meet requirements for humanities and social science majors at many state universities.
See also a discussion of fixing math and science education in the Wall Street Journal with New York City Chancellor Joel Klein, Amy Gutmann, president of the University of Pennsylvania, and Christopher Edley Jr., dean of the Berkeley law school and a member of Obama’s transition team.