After extensive research on the CCSS, it is a bit puzzling why there is such misinformation concerning these standards. However, as we take a look at antagonists to Common Core, we have noted several tendencies:
Critics often confuse the CCSS with textbooks or exemplars that rely on CCSS. Regardless of the standards, if a textbook has a liberal author, the content will reflect a liberal point of view. This is always the case with any set of standards.
People often rely on bad sources of information instead of reading the standards themselves. We recall watching a video in which a mom supposedly “obliterates” the CCSS in a matter of minutes. This poor individual made the confusion just mentioned and now it is posted in a public forum. The Internet is replete with very slick videos and websites that purport misinformation.
People have not looked at the CCSS website (www.corestandards.org) to take a look at the commonly asked questions and myth vs. fact sections. These supply accurate and clear information on the CCSS, what it is, and what it is not.
People believe that there is malice in a national educational standard. Here people express paranoia to varying degrees concerning data collection by the government, which is a myth. In addition to the invalidity of these claims, CCA is a private institution. It is not obligated to give any personal data or information to the government regarding its students or families.