Common core is simply the federal government buying their way into controlling school testing and curriculum. Just like so many federal programs where the federal governments creates a law that money will flow in to state budgets if and only if they have a certain amount of control. This is simply wrong!
However it is not right for the state or the city to have that control over education! Whether a government of 315 million, 8.2 million, one fourth of a million or just a few thousand. Any size government that demands that everyone that accepts the government funded education must have their education controlled by government bureaucrats is fundamentally wrong.