Or is it "Commie Core" as my colleague Gary calls it?
Common Core has been imposed on the nation with almost no debate. Remember the Look-Say method of reading that eliminated phonics and ensured a generation of semi-literate readers? This looks like more of the same only worse because many elements involve brainwashing the kids to accept government tyranny.
Check out this trailer for a documentary on Common Core.
And then watch the whole documentary and parent interviews here. Common Core is another "follow the money" initiative.
States are bribed to accept it with billions of dollars from the Bill Gates Foundation, George Soros, Warren Buffett, and the Federal Government. This is all about John Dewey's plan to control the population through public schooling. Lenin wanted the same thing, "Give me just one generation of youth, and I'll transform the whole world." Isn't that what Obama has promised us - the transformation of America? Common Core is just one more strategy toward that objective. It also involves collecting data and tracking children from pre-school on.
State control of education to brainwash youth is nothing new as Lenin's quote indicates. The Nazis did it too. (You can see an example in the movie Life is Beautiful where word problems in math teach racial eugenics.) Check out the video below to see some examples in Common Core.