With the school year off to a start, the realities of Common Core are now emerging in the classroom. My oldest child, a middle school student, brought home her new Common Core language arts vocabulary workbook, and I was surprised to see the ease with which she ran through what had always been a challenging assignment. I reviewed her workbook and felt that the words seem much easier (e.g. "mutual" from the new text vs. "capricious" from her old text).
The situation got me wondering: what are other parents experiencing with the implementation of Common Core? Please share your experiences, good, bad or indifferent, and include the grade levels of your children if possible. Are there discernable differences? If so, what are they?