Conservatives are approaching Common Core as if it were some kind of communist plot intended to put a nail in the coffin of the notion of American exceptionalism by teaching U.S. schoolchildren the facts about history and, worse, science.
Supporting or rejecting the Common Core State Standards is turning out to be a volatile campaign issue in this midterm election cycle.
Since the introduction of the Common Core State Standards Initiative in 2010, there has been a crusade of sorts toward its repeal. But now, support for the Common Core is increasingly becoming a campaign issue. Although Common Core is a voluntary initiative undertaken by states and there is no law, statute or mandate on the federal level