Tina Hollenbeck is a homeschool mom, speaker, writer, and advocate. She is also a vocal opponent of Common Core Standards, and has written a really good blog post outlining her objections. I agree with her 100%. Common Core Standards are NOT state-led initiatives, no matter what spin it is given. There is big money from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in developing and pushing these standards, and big muscle coming from the federal government tying acceptance of these standards to receipt of billions of dollars of federal grant money. Even if you support the idea of standardized education, which I DO NOT, the way this has been developed and implemented is downright devious and I even believe, sinister.
"Common Core: What's the Big Deal?