Common Core standards were set to make American students smarter and more competitive. Now why would we want goals like that for North Carolina students at a time when we are rebranding ourselves to something like the Local Yokel State, and our legislators are working day by day to take us downward and backward?
Soon our legislators will devise new standards much more appropriate for our little yokels. We may be sure that when our students graduate, they will be well prepared for jobs in the flourishing fast-food industry.
Mary C. Williams