And all this for testing that replaces objective standards and cultural coherence with dubious measurements of “higher order thinking,” “collaboration,” and “deep understanding” that Darling-Hammond favors. This is precisely the kind of curriculum she, Bill Ayers, and the other radical educators from the 1960s have been agitating for for decades.

When their candidate Barack Obama got into office, they found a way to implement them on a national scale under a deceptively named program called Common Core. And we will be left paying the bill.