Dear Senator Melvin:
Based on recent events, however, I would like to take this opportunity to apologize.
Sure, you admitted that you hadn’t actually read the standards document and what little you did hear about it, you grossly misunderstood. Certainly it was this lack of understanding that led you to follow your personal beliefs and oppose implementing the standards in your state of Arizona.
However, at least you didn’t say that implementing Common Core would make students gay.
So you’ve got that going for you, anyway.