Anthony Esolen writes about the harm of Common Core. Excellent article to share with your friends. Get a load of the writing sample he cites. I pity those having to read such essays for a consideration to college entrance.
If you were interested in what you have read, read this Esolen article next. http://www.frontporchrepublic.com/2012/12/life-under-compulsion-human-scale-tools-and-the-slavish-education-state/
Another article for food for thought that parents need in healthy portions in this day of technology where children are more like machines that need to be used efficiently. Read it and ask do you really want your kids in a Common Core environment.