This is a system which really dumbs down standards in a misguided effort to "level the playing field." And it's making it tougher for parents to help their kids with homework because this kind of incident simply doesn't make sense. This Mom is so indignant about what is happening that she has successfully galvanized Indiana's tea party groups into fighting the Common Core. This is a taste of what's going to happen across the country once this new national school curriculum appears all over the country.
It's amazing the way some people think that education will be improved if the federal government bureaucrats take over. We would all be better off if schools were permitted to try different curricula and parents were permitted to choose the best school for their children.
Listen to the radio commentary here: