This is an article I submitted at the request of the CCJP. I am honored and humbled to have my words on the cover of their summer issue. I hope to raise awareness regarding the issues surrounding the Common Core State Standards in our community and in our state. This group- the Cumberland Center for Justice and Peace, ( CCJP ) also helped FCEA ( the local teachers union ) and the University of the South show the film “Standardized” at the Sewanee Union Theatre in April. Please consider joining the CCJP!