The other peculiarity about Common Core is that the license agreement makes clear that the owners do not stand behind them or make any claim as to their effectiveness. Here is the specific wording that states must sign in order to use Common Core: "The Common Core state standards are provided as is... and the National Governors Association and Council of Chief State School Officers make no representations or warranties of title, merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, ... accuracy, or the presence or absence of errors." That's a strange statement because Common core is specifically marketed as the key to making students "college-ready." Yet the agreement that states must sign says that Common Core standards are not guaranteed to have "fitness for a particular purpose." The warranty goes on to say that the state "waives the right to seek legal redress against" the owners of Common Core and "covenants not to sue" the owners for anything. I just think that denial of all responsibility is rather peculiar.
Listen to the radio commentary here:
Tell Governor Fallin: End NGA Support for Common Core