At the tail end of NCSPIN episode #827, they covered the explosion in homeschool rates in North Carolina.
At about 23:44, the host makes mention that a lot of the feedback from those pulling their
kids to homeschool was due to Common Core, then segues into the NC General Assembly ordering a “re-working” of Common Core.
Wicker said ‘no’ and that ‘more and more find it an attractive option’. Wicker also did an apologist dance for the Core, saying it was ‘misunderstood’. The only one misunderstanding it in this exchange seems to be Wicker.