Varebrook said she blames the curriculum, and who can we thank for that? Republicans! Thanks to the many "conservative" Common Core supporters. If you are not familiar with the unseemly players & partnerships behind, CC, I urge you to research well. Even if you are a fan of the "rigorous," "state-driven," standards, the data-mining, federal intrusion, nationalization, and huge expense w/ the political class & a few corporations/foundations benefiting (most unelected) should send shivers down the back of all parents or anyone who cares about unconstitutional federal drab. All under the guise of making our kids "career and college ready." This column doesn't even nick the iceberg coming re: curriculum content.