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This from Morning Education at Politico:
TAMPING DOWN THE COMMON CORE FIRES: Arizona state Superintendent John Huppenthal has been traveling his state meeting with tea party groups, trying to persuade them to reconsider their opposition to the Common Core. In his stump speech, he says the standards call for teaching reading through phonics, require kids to know multiplication by third grade and stress proper grammar and punctuation at every level. In his view, those are just the kind of standards his fellow Republicans should get behind. "There's a whole series of conservative victories there," Huppenthal told Morning Education. "It's hugely sellable to conservative audiences."
He said he doesn't understand why national foundations that have spent millions to develop and implement the standards aren't following his lead. "They're as useless as ticks on a boar hog," he grumbled. Is his approach working? Put it this way, Huppenthal said: The Arizona opposition "has gone from full-scale forest fire to low-grade, widespread fever."