Excellent piece. Please trust Malkin on this. One of the big reasons I wanted Romney to win is that he promised to roll back Common Core. Everyone should work to roll back Common Core.
(Here's the main thing blocking ed reform in this country. No one wants to believe that the people at the top--the Education Establishment--are such ruthless SOB's. They are, and they like dumbing down. That's why they push sight-words, Reform Math, etc. It's a matter of history. John Dewey and everybody else who shaped American education from 1920 onward was a Fabian socialist or a communist. They didn't want to educate the country. They wanted to rule the country.)