Kris Neilsen, a middle school teacher, was an early enthusiast for the Common Core Standards. He read them, explained them to parents at his schools, and was commended for his leadership.

But he had a change of heart as he reflected on them. He is now an outspoken critic. He thinks the corporate reform movement is imposing them to standardize children and to stamp out originality.

I have urged people to read the standards and come to their own judgment.

This is Kris’s judgment. By the way, this is the same Kris Neilsen whose statement “I Quit” went viral and was viewed by more than 150,000 people. This is a man who speaks his mind without fear or favor.