The new educational curriculum, called “Common Core” has caused a great amount of controversy over the past 12 months or so. Some think that it is a conspiracy, a program of the new world order, a way to dumb down the students and to collect massive amounts of data on them, and so on.
Still others think that it is only a poor new curriculum which, like many of their kind, attempt to fix the problem by putting more emphasis on the thing which caused the problem in the first place (ehem, standardized testing…)
Personally I am against the implementation of common core simply because the government wants it implemented. As a general rule, if government embraces something, the best thing for one to do is run away from it as quickly as possible. If governments support such a program, there can’t be any benefit for anyone but themselves.
One thing is for sure, it’s an issue that will affect state elections greatly…