I despise the common core standards as applied to the school districts in the state of Nevada. Just so I cannot be mistaken for my position, I am appalled at them. I'd go so far to say that these "standards" are single-handedly responsible for a metric ton of frustration heaped on the back of your typical student, teacher, and parent. As a parent of a daughter once in the Clark County School District (and one who made it fairly far in mathematics), I can honestly say, my toughest semester of math was my daughter's 2nd grade math curriculum.
In an attempt to "re-learn" math concepts that had already been in place for hundreds of years, I found the "new math" to be literally one of the most tedious, demoralizing endeavors I've ever undertaken. I've worked a lot of terrible jobs, waited at the DMV for hours at a time, had a BB dug out of my chest with only topical anesthetic over the course of an hour, and sat through the entirety of the feature film, Little Nicky. This one took the cake however.
After seeing my own daughter's zeal for learning killed by these standards, my wife and I set her on a course of homeschooling, and now we are not going to look back.
If I am lucky enough to represent Nevada's 18th Assembly District in Carson City for the 2017 legislative session, I vow to do all that's within my ability to get Nevada to "opt out" of this program. It's not good for my family, and I'm willing to bet it's not good for the vast majority of my constituents.
If you disagree, I'd love the opportunity to meet with you, and test my powers of persuasion! In all seriousness, your comments and feedback are greatly appreciated!