Oh, yeah. I know from direct experience what 'Common Core' is. Amongst other things the kids will have to learn 'visual literacy.' In other words, they will be writing essays, which is good, but they will be writing them in response to written works as well as pictures. That's right! Less emphasis on reading! And more time reacting to pictures designed to evoke specific emotional responses. And the pictures seem to all support liberal ideologies, and even racism. One picture is in black and white and is of a line of black people, who don't look too well off, lined up for something with a big billboard in the background of a white family out for a country drive. The caption reads, I believe, "The American Dream."