By Melissa Uhles
“This is not going to be like kindergarten when you all were kids.” This is what my son’s kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Reed opened with on orientation night. She explained that the expectations of students and teachers would be much greater than it had been years ago. The days of eating paste and coloring outside the lines were back in the rearview mirror now. I wondered what had caused this shift.I learned later that what she was talking about was why common core is such a chore.