In June 1989, I attended a conference at Trinity College in Hartford, CT. The conference was dedicated to the release of the NCTM 'standards,' and one of the organizers was Tim Craine--who has been a leading promoter of the 'standards.'
On 9 June 2012 at the meeting of the Northeastern Section of the MAA, the same Tim Craine was a co-speaker at a one-hour session concerning the adoption of the Common Core State Standards. This was similar to the dozens of nauseating sessions--ballyhooing the NCTM 'standards--that I have had to endure over the years. At the end of the session, when someone alluded to the failure of the 'standards' and asked Craine what his next promotion would be, Craine answered: "The 'standards' were never implemented."
I pointed out that at every school open house that I attended between 1992 and 2002, every math book was presented as 'meeting the standards.' It is truly pathetic that the promoters of the 'standards' cannot accept the fact that their promotions have been abject failures.