That's the good news:
North Carolina, already a home-schooling hotbed, saw a 14% rise last year in the number of students being educated at home, according to a report from Heartlander Magazine. Similar increases have been seen in Virginia, California and New York, according to education activists.
“If you look at national, and even state polls, you can see that the more familiar people become with Common Core, the more they dislike it,” Bob Lubke, a senior policy analyst for the North Carolina-based Civitas Institute, told foxnews.com. “They feel like they are losing control of what their kids are learning.”
An official for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, which oversees the state’s public schools, says that the uptick in home-school enrollment has had no negative effect. In fact they say it is the opposite.
“We have experienced a statewide increase in enrollment over the past few years,” Vanessa Jeter, a spokeswoman for the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, told FoxNews.com. “Since 2012-13, our statewide enrollment has increased by 27,512 students.”
But the rise in homeschooling is continuing to grow, and the rollout this fall of Common Core is giving it added momentum, according to Glyn Wright, executive director of the Eagle Forum.
The bad news? This is the state's reaction to home-schooling. Which logically means that we can expect a massive upsurge in state-sanctioned home invasions, assaults on and incarcerations of "dissident" parents, and the kidnapping of their children and their involuntary insertion into public school-administered Common Core Curriculum Programs (CCCP) in the very near future.
And no, I'm not kidding.