Abandoning 'Common Core' would send wrong message

Friday, August 16, 2013

An old Army buddy of mine invited me for a weekend of golf recently. He missed the news that Huntsville was the best place to retire, so he now lives in Florida.

Imagine my surprise if I got to his golf course and found that, in Florida, they used a smaller golf ball. Mine would not fit in the holes – dramatically reducing my odds of a hole in one – and my clubs and swing would not be calibrated to the Florida balls.

Fortunately, this never happens – anywhere in the world – because the game of golf has standards. All balls must meet the same size, weight, velocity and distance specifications to be considered a “golf ball.”

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