I have found it interesting to read that the common core was created through groups of local school employees for each state (teachers, principals, and superintenents) and not the government. I had a backwards thinking of how it was created. This is likely due to so many teachers in the schools seeming to be opposed to the common core when it is mentioned. I realize that not every teacher was involved, but I think if it was a group of education professionals who considered the factors of education that are important to the students for their education.
I like how the site has a FAQ page with information on the common core. It sums things up nicely.