Common Core: Good or Evil
by Phil Valentine
To be honest, I must admit that I went into my research looking for reasons to hate Common Core. I was under the impression that the federal government was making a back door attempt to take over education which, constitutionally, should be run by the states and local school boards.
......I found nothing to alarm me and, in fact, a lot to encourage me. Common Core appears to be what the name implies; a common core of knowledge that the states can agree on to prepare students for college, if the student so chooses, or for a career after high school. How the schools impart that knowledge is largely left to them. And the curriculum and materials are left exclusively to them. (read more)