Yep, gotta turn all out kids into obedient little servants of the government.
Common core does nothing of the sort, and it is disingenuous, to say the least, to maintain that it does. The political agenda found in schools that wants to turn kids into good little liberal robots - "useful idiots" - was there long before the common core standards were developed and would still be there even if common core were utterly and thoroughly denounced by every single school in the nation. That political agenda is pushed by the liberals who control most of the educational institutions in this country and, in particular, by the teachers' unions (and other public sector unions). The effort to derail that political agenda should be aimed squarely at them, not wasted on fighting a set of standards that are, in fact, a definite step forward from what has heretofor passed as educational "standards" in this country.