This is the Fordham Institute's idea of an April Fools' Day joke. They sent this offensive mockery of a map out via Twitter @educationgadfly. Supposedly these were to depict the state's individual standards prior to the coast to coast cure for individuality -- the Common Core State Standards Initiative.
We're not laughing.
But we are smiling.
"First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win."
Saddle up your oxen. We're headed into battle. And we will win.