My journey to fight Common Core started before I knew what it was. It began when our school district started a pilot of the Common Core curriculum when my son was in the 3rd grade. My curiosity became heightened when he would come home with 5 word problems, and we would work those problems together… with a standard algorithm, get the right answers, send it back to school, and have it come home with all answers counted incorrect. I would call the teacher confused why all of his problems were counted wrong even though they were right. The teacher notified me that no longer was the “right” answer the objective. Math was all of a sudden about the process, not the answer. And so my journey began.