Why Has a Presidential Executive Order been Pushed Into K-12 Reading Assignments?

Stanley Kurtz has an important post about educational standards, known as Common Core, coming from the Obama administration. The standards have never received much publicity in the media and thus Obama has never had to bother with defending or explaining them.

Kurtz's post is too good to quote -- read the whole thing here.

Chances are, if you have children in public schools, Common Core is either in your local classrooms or it's on the way. Not every state has adopted Obama's Common Core curriculum yet, but most have. Thankfully, Texas has not and will not. But most states could not resist the allure of the federal dollars that always accompany federal strings.