When New York’s first round of Common Core state test results came out in 2013, student results plummeted across all schools, district and charter. Achievement First’s co-CEO Dacia Toll says “Common Core was like an earthquake and I’m standing over here in the rubble of my charter network and I look up. And darn it if there isn’t this building standing, looking almost unharmed in the middle of this earthquake. Do you know who it was? Success Academies“.