Alpena Public Schools have adopted the "Common Core" initiative. If you've never heard about Common Core, it is an initiative funded by special interests and the federal government with the goal of nationalizing education. Basically, this program signs over control of local education to outside entities.
Those who are responsible for adopting this in Alpena are either incredibly naive, or they simply don't have the best interest of Alpena's students in mind. Either way, the adoption of Common Core will institute an erosion of local control of our schools, which are already under assault from so many directions.