Editor's note: This piece originally appeared in the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette.
As soon as someone tells you something will save education, hide your children, hide your wife and check your back pocket.
Because education deals with children and the American dream, it’s a land of magical thinking. The latest unproven fad is called Common Core.
No one ever field-tested it, but 45 states, including Indiana, adopted it, believing its mental sugar pills will make all U.S. kids “college- and career-ready.”
The Core defines what K-12 children must know in math and English, and forms the basis of forthcoming national tests....