"The best that can be said for Common Core is that it encourages home-schooling."

The title quote comes from Robby Soave at Reason.  Excerpt:

I can understand the desire to impose some amount of standardized testing on schoolchildren for the purposes of measuring teacher effectiveness. But there comes a point where the insanity of computerized exams for five-year-olds trumps any legitimate interest taxpayers may have in holding teachers accountable for their students’ progress.

The best that can be said for Common Core is that it encourages home-schooling.

Emphasis mine.  Read the whole thing.

Whether you like homeschooling or not (full disclosure, I do and my wife and I, mostly my wife, homeschool) it has become a popular option for parents who want to have the least amount of impact from the Common Core.  Homeschoolers probable are impacted the least, but even they have found more resources are becoming Common Core aligned, and they will also have to deal with college entrance exams becoming aligned to the Common Core.

So it’s impossible to escape it totally, but for some homeschooling does provide a good respite from over-tested kids.