1. "It's a list of skills and concepts designed to ensure that all kids, no matter where they live or how much money they have or don't have, learn the same basic things." Notice how we have eliminated funding as a consideration here. Note also that these are considered on the part of the writer to be "basic." No mention of the concerns about some of the basic things being developmentally inappropriate. No mention of these basics being written by folks with little to NO classroom teaching experience. No mention of the basics being written from the top (12th grade) down (K).
2. "There's more emphasis on critical thinking, writing and reading.". Yes, in the past we did not include critical thinking. We did not teach writing or reading. This is all new. Thank you so much CCSS for helping us poor old teachers learn new stuff. Yes, insert sarcastic font throughout this.
3. "Technology is "blended" into the curriculum." And not just the privileged will have the chance to use technology. First, the poor teachers will be taught how to use tech (gee, thanks, I am clueless when it comes to tech). What I want to know here is how the playing filed will be leveled since some kids will have access outside of school and some will not.
There is one final attack about those of us who are not as fond of CCSS as this person. It is the old, we-are-falling-behind-other-nations plea.
When I see this level of disdain (hub hub and easy peasy were clues I obtained even without close reading) about anyone who would challenge the failure that is CCSS, I am going to get our my whip and beat that dead horse again and again (even though I have these awful visions of Black Beauty every time I use this idiom).