I received this excellent video showing what Common Core State (sic) Standards are really all about from Paul Bogush at Blogush.edublogs.org:
15 hours ago – Don't think you're on the right road just because it's a well-beaten path.
I will be told (how to teach the standards and when to teach the standards) by people who have never met my kids....Watch the children singing. Are we still "land of the Pilgrims' pride"? 13 years of continuous testing set by private companies doesn't sound like educational freedom to me. Does it to you?
....and by people who have never taught in a classroom.
You don't get harmony when everybody sings the same note. from Paul Bogush on Vimeo.