Many of them, I fear. There is no one-size-fits all, that is going to be a problem with any set of standards. For the sake or argument, say CORE is dropped everywhere. Assuming you agree with higher standards, what do you offer instead? That answer is obvious, but but the issue is whether a parent is willing to accept changes from the way they learned it. Education evolves like everything else. Sometimes efforts are successful, sometimes they are disappointing, I'm advocating that change is the only way to keep advancing. New Math was very good to late Boomers, but newer concepts must be considered. Well any strong-arming by Gates to favor sales of Windows products is bullshit and should not be tolerated, but procurement is not part of the academic standards. It is important that children be trained to use computers and iPads in this day and age. In the fourth grade, I was issued two #2 pencils and a Big Chief pad from the school system. Today, a tablet or a laptop is not absurd. People like Gates and Apple should consider donating millions of them. It helps their sales in the long run and the schools get a break.