Politico provides good factual coverage of the emerging Common Core controversy and the forces at play on each side:
One of the most expensive political fights in America this year isn’t over a Senate seat or a governor’s mansion. It’s about what your kids learn in school.
Tens of millions of dollars are pouring into the battle over the Common Core academic standards, which aim to set a course for students’ progression in math and language arts from kindergarten through 12th grade.
Although support among our educators is virtually universal, the debate about to become a more serious factor here in New Hampshire’s Legislature and school districts.