I literally laughed out loud while reading a Fayetteville Observer editorial that defends Common Core State Standards. Take the following characterization of the opposition to Common Core:
Pay even less heed to the voices being raised in opposition to the standards now being applied. The arguments boil down to these few: (1) This is new. (2) It’s different. (3) Understanding it requires thinking. (4) Its success is not guaranteed. (5) It will cost money. You will rarely find a weaker set of sputtered protests against standards whose purpose is to graduate students better prepared for community college and university admission and rewarding work in a global economy.
If you want an outline of concerns about Common Core, read “60 Questions About Common Core: Answers for North Carolinians.” Of the five “arguments” listed by Fayetteville Observer editors, only #5 is mentioned because WE HAVE NO IDEA HOW MUCH IT WILL COST TO IMPLEMENT COMMON CORE. Of course, that is merely a minor detail for big government liberals and their pet projects.
But, hey, I’m just one of those people who do not like new and different things that require thinking (or whatever).