We don't need national standards, we don't need a national curriculum, and we certainly don't need national education bodies systematically excluding teachers when developing education policy.
Common Core is an affront to the democratic process. And we should systematically challenge every incentive, or penalty, employed by any level of government to get school districts to adopt them. We must undermine any attempt to have these serve as National standards and make sure no education policy is ever imposed this way again - behind closed doors, without teacher input, and without field testing or serious debate.
- Mark Naison, Professor at Fordham University