So correct you are. Like sheep, teachers follow anything their masters command. They bought into the new math years ago. To teach phonics or not to teach phonics, and many years ago, they bought into the open concept school that had NO walls. That quickly failed with walls going up. Now they are to be facilitators - not teachers within Common Core. Let's call Common Core what it is - indoctrination centers for all American school children, with their parents completely cut out of the educational process.