. . . “Common Core is something that is really dangerous,” Todd Keefer of York Haven, York County, said before the meeting. “It gets into a collaboration between the federal government and very heavy monied interests in the private sector, namely Bill and Melinda Gates.”
Nearly a dozen other residents made similar comments, while also claiming the standards would weaken local control of curriculum, fearing it will lead to national tests and state- or national-sanctioned reading lists. . . .