Everything You Wanted to Ask About Common Core, and More

North Carolina's Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest has written a set of over 200 questions challenging the state superintendent of public schools to explain in detail the adoption and implementation of the Common Core State Standards -- before the State Board of Education's scheduled August 7-8 meeting. Lt. Gov. Forest's bold approach to finding the underlying cause of the CCSS in his state no doubt will be answered with attacks, as speaking truth to power rarely results in transparency on the latter's part.  By questioning authority, the Lt. Gov. is showing us how to resist the tyranny of the minority. Dr. June Atkinson, NC Superintendent of Public Instruction, in a June 12 letter defending CCSS, has already begun a counterattack on why "a pause in the implementation of the Common Core" would be detrimental.  She implies that the entire educational structure would fall apart and that such an action would lead "to not teach students how to read, write, speak, listen, and...(Read Full Article)