There’s no question that Common Core remains a polarizing topic both here in Northeast Oregon and across the nation.
And rightfully so. The standards, which are intended to ensure that students graduate from high school prepared to do college-level work, were not crafted overnight. They are a major improvement over previous standards in most states, but they remain a work in progress.
How fortunate Alpine Meadow golfers are to have Trout Creek right in their own back yard. Although, as frustrated lovers of the game, they sometimes view the creek as a liability, they also realize, from an irrigation standpoint, the importance of its flow.
Lawmakers are already streaming back to the nation’s capital but if voters expects wide-sweeping change or any kind of legislative innovation during the next session of Congress they will almost certainly be disappointed.