Yes, fair enough. As a teacher, you do not have much truck with 'core curricula.' Do I have that right? For example, the basics of reading, writing and arithmetic can each be presented in differing programmes. Phonics-based language instruction, for example, starting in first grade, could be contrasted with another programme offering whole-language lesson plans. The goals (reading, writing, numbering) are not the curriculum. The curriculum is the settled posts by which the teachers/districts/le