Common Core: Mandate for Mediocrity

Michelle Malkin’s second installment of the Common Core is up at  She focuses on the ELA standards this time.

Money quote right here:

Bipartisan Common Core defenders claim their standards are merely “recommendations.” But the standards, “rubrics” and “exemplars” are tied to tests and textbooks. The textbooks and tests are tied to money and power. Federally funded and federally championed nationalized standards lead inexorably to de facto mandates. Any way you slice it, dice it or word-cloud it, Common Core is a mandate for mediocrity.

Very true, well said Michelle!