While on the subject of thanking folks, we would be completely remiss in not thanking some dedicated folks who have stood up for the truth in the face of massive opposing forces:
Dr. Sandra Stotsky, Dr. James Milgram, Dr. Bill Evers, Ze'ev Wurman in particular (we're leaving out many more, to be sure) have been fighting this disaster known as Common Core for going on 3-4 years or more now.
All it takes is a few minutes of listening to any of them speak or reading their work, and you can see nothing deceptive or politically motivated in what they say -- it is clear they have little, if anything, to personally gain from defeating Common Core.
They truly care about our kids, parents, teachers, schools and the success of education in our country.
They are experts. They are credible. They all speak out against Common Core.
In particular, you can see some examples of their exhaustive body of work on Dr. Stotsky's page here in the "Recent Professional Activities" section at the bottom:
Thank you all for the gifts you have given our nation. You are each a national treasure.