Common Core has little to do with improving educational outcomes for the children of America, and everything to do with controlling the people. The groups that will be harderst hit by common core are the poor and the minorities. Like Obama Care, Common Core transfers control to corporate cronies and bureaucrats that are not responsible to the people. Also, like Obama Care, almost everything you hear from the advocates of Common Core is untrue. The ultimate goal is to eliminate local control of education, standardize ciricula and continue the transformation of America.
The Common Core State Standards Initiative is a U.S. education initiative that seeks to bring diverse state curricula into alignment with each other by following the principles of standards-based education reform. The initiative is sponsored by the National Governors Association (NGA) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO). (Common Core - Wikipedia overview)
The standards were developed by Achieve, Inc who subsequently sought the support of NGA and CCSSO. Achievement measures will be created by either Smarter Balance Assessment Consortium (SBAC) or Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC). The assessment organizations will develop content in support of the Common Core Standards.
The five part videop presentation summarized below is narrated by Jane Robbins and produced by American Principals Project (APP). APP is a conservative 501c4 organization.