The Wall Street Journal describes the growing resistance to implementing Common Core State Standards in math and English Language Arts.  North Carolina adopted the Common Core in 2010.  The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Fordham Institute, and, alarmingly, the U.S. Department of Education back the standards.

The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is one among many opponents of the Common Core.  According to the article,

Common Core could take another hit Friday when the 23-member board of the American Legislative Exchange Council, a group of more than 2,000 state lawmakers and business members who back limited government and free markets, among other conservative goals, is set to vote on a resolution to formally oppose the standards. The resolution was passed by the ALEC education task force in December. Model legislation often is drafted from the group’s resolutions and taken by ALEC members to their state legislatures.

I am a member of the ALEC Education Task Force and strongly supported the resolution and model legislation, despite objections by Common Core proponents such as the Gates Foundation and the Foundation for Excellence in Education (a group created by former Florida governor Jeb Bush).