Love the title, too. "The Education Gimmick of the Year". Perfect. The article covers the problems encountered with this newest "gift" from Washington:
- increased cheating
- increased politicization of curriculum
- financial ruin for school districts
If you are truly interested in learning the basic ABC's of why we are vehemently opposed to common core standards, read this fine article. Scroll down to the comment section as well. Reading what the people in the trenches are experiencing lend validity to the author's points. And thanks to Jon, a reader who suggested it reminded him of "Money for Nothing":
The New National anthem of the Department of Education. Heck, it should be nominated for the entire Federal Government. That's what we're getting: nothing. The band's name is what we are finding ourselves in...Dire Straits.