The Common Core standards being imposed by the federal government on state education departments include “world citizenship mush,” according to an expert on education, even if supporters do claim that they are just exactly what American students need. But the cracks are starting to appear in the official program that is part of Barack Obama’s Race to the Top, which was armed with $2.35 billion in tax money and dangles a carrot in front of schools to take part in various education consortia. For example, an eighth grade student recently complained of being suspended by her school when she told classmates they were not required to take the Common Core English test scheduled by the school. Seirra Olivero filed a complaint with the school district because she felt bullied by three administrators over the issue. More