Clearly there is controversy surrounding the common core. Opinions have been voiced by teachers, parents, business people, politicians, and a variety of commentators. Spend some time learning about the issues for yourself. Explore news reports, blogs, and scholarly writing. Talk with each other and the teachers with whom you are working. Prepare a paper with your responses to the following questions (please use them as headings). What is the common core and how did it come to be? What do its supporters say? What do critics of the common core say? What do you (I) think?