Read this link from Long Island Newsday for the details.
While I can’t really find anything objectionable in the way the Common Core Standards are written for math in grades 5-8, the way they are currently being implemented in all the districts I know of is extremely objectionable. In DCPS, for example, my former colleagues tell me that they are bound to follow a very strict city-wide time line for each lesson, with the content of every lesson spelled out, and no alterations permitted. Plus there are numerous interim tests, each one more poorly-constructed than the last, which waste unbelievable amounts of classroom time.
The good parts of CC (at least in math) are that teachers and students are supposed to delve much more deeply into a smaller number of objectives or standards, being creative all along the line.
That deep delving and creativeness is completely negated by the strict way in which those standards are implemented and, uh, standardized.
That being said, it’s great to see a mass protest against our currently insane billionaire-led fads in education.
Again, here is the link: