I first heard about CC a year or so ago from a friend of mine who is going to college to become a teacher in one of the CC states. They way he talked about it, it sounded very good. Too good. I started asking questions and he really couldn't answer anything specific. Here was a guy who is about to graduate with a teaching cert from a large state university and he couldn't answer questions posed by a non-education professional.
I knew then that CC was a GOV monstrosity that is being hidden behind lies and pretty pictures. As I often say: "There is nothing so inane, inept or incompetent that adding more government to it can't make it worse."