It is more scary than just Common core. The same folk who are developing CC are also developing the standardized tests. So if you are not teaching CC at some point in time those kids will not do well on the standardized tests, so even home schoolers will be forced to make a choise. This will impact on who gets into college, etc. Some comments here make it seem like some States have been fooled or bribed (by more Federal $$). I don't beleive it. State boards of education are cut from the same cloth as those developing CC no matter what State they are from.