The NY Times ran a great opinion piece about a year ago here about Common Core. Check it out.
Here are a few weaknesses in Common Core’s epistemology (they may or may not have changed since 2015):
- Common Core confuses the relationship between proof and fact.
- Common Core wrongly teaches a claim is either a fact or an opinion. This makes it impossible for a claim to be a fact and an opinion.
- Common Core wrongly teaches that every moral claim is only an opinion. This makes it impossible for a moral claim to be an opinion and a moral fact. According to Common Core “stealing is wrong” is an opinion, when “stealing is wrong” is actually an opinion and a moral fact.