I volunteered to attend a meeting after school today at our district office. There's a suggestion out there that our district should switch from a traditional pathway to integrated math, and of course the reason given is Common Core.
Fewer than 20 math teachers from across the district attended this meeting--three of us were from my school, and there were at least two high schools that I don't think were represented at all. Still, much to my surprise, the overwhelming agreement seemed to be to keep the traditional Algebra 1--Geometry--Algebra 2 pathway; several reasons were given for this, and spanned the gamut from practical to legal to pedagogical to financial.
I was talking to one of my school's teachers outside after the meeting had adjourned, and a few minutes later another participant walked up to join us. We offered to move because we thought that might be her car we were blocking in there in the parking lot, but she said she'd come to speak to me specifically.
She mentioned how she not only liked what I had to say, but liked the way I got my points across. She said several nice things for which I thanked her, and then she gave what is among the highest compliments one teacher can give to another: I think I'd really enjoy being in your class.
That alone made going to the meeting worthwhile :-)