This quote comes from an article in an NASSP journal. I wish I were so gifted with words!
“ The CCSS are not our greatest challenge. Standards, by themselves, will do nothing to raise student achievement. Schools and teachers raise student achievement. Thus, it is the implementation of the CCSS with fidelity that will ensure that all students are college- and career-ready.”
The emphasis is mine.
This is the link for the full article.