“Common Core State Standards Initiative” is the latest education program coming down from the Obama administration, preparing the way for Obama’s “Race to the Top Assessments,” which will take place in 2014, when all the computer software is in place to test the minds of the nation’s children to see how well Common Core (CC) has been sufficiently taught.    CC pretends to be a benign “State” program, State-written and controlled.  It is touted as being “more rigorous” and will “better prepare students for college and the workplace.”  However, none of the above is true.  CC is really a deceptive Trojan Horse, a national program, written by a national cartel, supported by President Obama and the Federal Department of Education. It is imposing national standards and curriculum on all of the 46 States that have signed onto it.  [Texas, Alaska, Nebraska, and Virginia have refused it.  Minnesota has adopted part of it – only the math.]  CC is not improving education standards but is dumbing them down.