Why a Conservative Defending “Common Core” Doesn’t Make Sense

The conservative I have in mind is Bob Riley writing at the National Review website, “Why I support Common Core standards.” The paragraph that, in my opinion, shows fantasyland thinking is this one: To many educators and parents, the goals of Common Core are eminently reasonable, particularly in states that rank below average or far below average in the all-important areas of math and science education. Just stop. Does anyone seriously think that the discrepancy between states is due Read more […]