If nothing else, the statements in and around the standards are self-serving and self-aggrandizing. Why is this necessary? Let the standards speak for themselves.
``The standards...are clear, understandable and consistent.''
``To deliver on the promise of common standards, the standards must address the problem of a curriculum that is 'a mile wide and an inch deep.' These Standards are a substantial answer to that challenge.'' (emphasis added)
``What is important to keep in mind is that the progression in the Common
Core State Standards is mathematically coherent and leads to college and
career readiness at an internationally competitive level.''
Oh, really? No one knows what the outcome of CCSSI will be. Fast forward 12 years for a reality check when the first students graduate high school who had a lifetime of Common Core, and the people who made these highfalutin claims are already collecting their pensions.