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“Our children are not becoming smarter thanks to their “hard work.” Our teachers are not facing a more clearly defined educational target. Our parents are not seeing their children challenged in a way that benefits their long term prospects in the classroom or the workplace. The majority of stakeholders in Common Core are receiving no tangible benefits. That is, unless you consider confusion, unnecessary stress and despair to be “benefits.” These people are no different than someone getting paid millions to start rush-hour traffic jams or oil spills.” – Brook Putnam