Common Core is going to make our populace even more misinformed and increase deficiencies in critical thinking and other areas. Scary stuff.
Common Core principal: "Even if you think 4+4=7, as long as you show your work and can explain that, you will be correct"
I just read that article and nowhere does it say anything to that effect. I passed some exams in college because I managed to demonstrate that my reasoning was correct when doing certain problems, obviosly I couldnt get full marks for these questions as the end result was wrong, but understanding the problem and more importantly understanding the way to the solution should be more important than making stupid mistakes under exam conditions.