I’m no big fan of the Common Core Standards, but they are a reality for most of us.
If teachers are ever in situations where they have to explain them to parents, or if there are parents who want to understand more about them, here are a couple of relatively useful resources:
5 Things Every Parent Needs to Know About The Common Core is from The American Enterprise Institute.
The PTA has a series of booklets in English and in Spanish. Go here and scroll down to “The Parents’ Guide To Student Success.”