I recently attended a Common Core meeting in Gloversville aimed at the elementary school level. I left feeling sad, frustrated and scared. I can understand teachers are afraid of speaking out for fear of reprisal given that this country no longer appears to be a democracy. But I was extremely disheartened by the seemingly brainwashed words of the administration. One in particular kept saying that it was "good stuff." While I previously respected her opinions, I have to wholeheartedly disagree. This is not "good stuff."