America has done some pretty ridiculous things. However there is a difference between ridiculous and insane, and my country has officially crossed the line.

On June second 2010, the Federal government released it's Federal standards after using bribe tactics to circumvent Constitutional law (10th amendment) preventing the Federal government from being involved in Education, it was left up to the states to determine standards and funding.

A private group, the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation, set up a $60 Million grant for education in 2007. This led to the Common Core project starting in 2008 with the National Governors Association (NGA) and the Chief Council of State School Officers (CCSSO) spear heading it.

In February 2009 the Race to the Top initiated the first bribes to States to conform to CC standards, which had not even been formed or officially released. Four people were tasked with drafting educational standards for an entire country. The Mathematics standards for primary school include drawing pictures about how numbers make them feel. This over view will have to due for a generalization, as no amount of verbiage will be enough to chronicle the mass disgrace this is. I will be going further in depth to individual curriculum standards for math, science, and language arts. Although all of them seem ambiguous with not much room left for interpretation.