“I find the claim that I can’t design or develop curriculum on my own insulting. To suggest we need a national Common Core Curriculum because local teachers can’t develop curriculum on their own is pure nonsense. As an ordinary classroom teacher, I’ve done just that for two major units I taught.
I can, however, see how national companies, marketing testing programs or other educational products, would benefit from having every state and every school district tied to the same common standards. Makes their job easier, their overhead and R&D lower, and their profit margin greater. And none of that, necessarily, makes education any better in America.”