The Central Committee of the Washington State Democratic Party has passed a resolution that roundly condemns the Common Core standards. This is the first time a statewide Democratic Party committee has taken a public position against the Common Core, and it happened in the back yard of the Gates Foundation, which has provided the funding that made the national standards project possible. This could signal a sea-change for the beleaguered standards, because up until now, political opposition has been strongest in the Republican party.Please go read the whole thing.
And when you're done, take note of the author. Does that name ring a bell? It did to me! He was a speaker at this event, and commented on that post that I didn't quote anything he said.
It's not that I believe that "the enemy of my enemy is my friend", but I do believe in finding common ground with people. I support many of the objectives of Democrats for Education Reform, and I support Cody's dislike of the Common Core standards. His reasons are certainly different from mine, but perhaps there's more common ground to be had between us. Imagine, being against Common Core leads to common ground!