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TN Sen. Lamar Alexander Joins Jeb Bush in Support of Common Core Standards
breitbart.com ^ | 3/19/14 | Susan Berry

Posted on 03/20/2014 9:25:01 AM PDT by cotton1706

U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) will appear with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) and Gov. Bill Haslam (R-TN) Wednesday at an education roundtable discussion sponsored by pro-Common Core Tennessee Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Tennessee Business Roundtable.

A press release by the election campaign of Tennessee state Rep. Joe Carr (R), who is challenging Alexander in his reelection bid, announced the fact that Alexander will join Bush and Haslam in support of the Common Core.

The roundtable event comes in the midst of a fierce battle waged by Carr and other conservatives in the Tennessee state legislature to roll back the Common Core standards.

On March 15th, Breitbart News reported on the battle in the state House that resulted in an 82-11 vote to delay the controversial standards for two years.

The vote was a rebuke of Haslam and Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman, who have argued that Tennessee must move forward with the Common Core standards in order to keep up with other states. Haslam told state lawmakers that a repeal or delay of the standards “would be a disruptive and costly endeavor for the state as well as the districts, schools and teachers that have been implementing the standards for some time.”

Two days after the state House’s vote, Williamson County Schools Director Dr. Mike Looney tweeted a comment that referred to Common Core opponents as “irrational.”

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: commoncore; elections; jebbush

1 posted on 03/20/2014 9:25:01 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

One idiot supporting another idiot.


2 posted on 03/20/2014 9:26:47 AM PDT by mulligan (I)
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To: All

USA has so few actual leaders; neither of these horrible people are in that group.


3 posted on 03/20/2014 9:26:50 AM PDT by veracious
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To: cotton1706

Next time you meet a liberal ask them why they are for lock step conformity in education instead of local diversity in educations tandards?

Then watch their heads explode


4 posted on 03/20/2014 9:28:24 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: cotton1706

Burn that Bush.


5 posted on 03/20/2014 9:29:32 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: cotton1706

Lamar is an idiot. He called himself the “Education Governor” when he ran Tennessee. What he brought in was a mountain of educational bureaucracy that has hopelessly mired the education process down in PC waste and mindless procedure. The teachers here hate it and the kids suffer.

Lamar is a classic RINO and needs to go.


6 posted on 03/20/2014 9:30:10 AM PDT by JT Hatter (Who is Barack Obama? And What is He Really Up To?)
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To: cotton1706

That whole gang of turds needs to be flushed,, all of them have overstayed their ‘annointings’ far too long.

They are so far out of touch, galactic probes couldn’t find them, no matter how inflated their egos.


7 posted on 03/20/2014 9:32:17 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: cotton1706

Common Corruption - just say NO!


8 posted on 03/20/2014 9:34:47 AM PDT by greatvikingone
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To: cotton1706

Reason 316 why home schooling or enrolling your children in a quality private school is rapidly becoming a necessity.


9 posted on 03/20/2014 9:37:01 AM PDT by upchuck (South Carolina Representative Trey Gowdy for Speaker of the House!!!)
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To: cotton1706

Been seeing Common Core ads on TV (”teachers” talking about how great Common Core is - kids will learn a lot and be prepared for college) ..... the logo at the end of the ad is just plain “creepy” and reminds me of something the artsy types would come up with for Obama. It’s a blue hand with stars on it and smeary red lines to the right of it. What’s weird, I haven’t been able to find a pic of it online.


10 posted on 03/20/2014 9:37:58 AM PDT by Qiviut (It's hard to be a donk if you're sane & it's hard to be a pubbie if you have any integrity.)
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To: cotton1706

We don’t need federal standards for schools.


11 posted on 03/20/2014 9:40:59 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Qiviut

My teacher friends hate common core.


12 posted on 03/20/2014 9:41:39 AM PDT by greatvikingone
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To: greatvikingone

All the Bushes are elitist “I <3 Gov” career ‘public servants’ (i.e. “POLITICIANS”) first, and RINO’s last!


13 posted on 03/20/2014 9:43:18 AM PDT by LibFreeUSA
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To: JT Hatter
Lamar is a classic RINO and needs to go.

I've been saying the same for several months now.

Lamar Alexander is, and has become, just another turd swimming in the political punchbowl.

The missing piece at this moment is somebody who can really OPPOSE Alexander politically by running a HIGH POWERED campaign against him.

We all want RINO Lamar gone... but there is no STRONG voice contesting him.

14 posted on 03/20/2014 9:45:11 AM PDT by VideoDoctor
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To: cotton1706

Good Ole Mr. Edukashun Channel One {school kids made to watch commercials at school} Shill LaModerate Alexander. So Lamar how much you being paid to shill for this one? LMAO!!!!!


15 posted on 03/20/2014 9:46:15 AM PDT by cva66snipe ((Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?))
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To: mulligan
One idiot supporting another idiot.

As is usually the case with Alexander. If he can figure out a way to make taxpayers pay for it he considers it an extra added bonus. Shilled for any downtoan Communications Buildings lately Lamoderate? LOL.

16 posted on 03/20/2014 9:48:27 AM PDT by cva66snipe ((Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?))
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To: cotton1706

And the GOPe will want us to fall into lockstep behind Jeb in 2016.

Why?


17 posted on 03/20/2014 9:50:09 AM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (Audentis Fortuna Iuvat)
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To: JT Hatter
Lamar is an idiot. He called himself the “Education Governor” when he ran Tennessee.

The only reason Lamoderate has a legacy as governor is because when you replace a Felon Pardon Selling Governor there is no way to go but up.

18 posted on 03/20/2014 9:50:40 AM PDT by cva66snipe ((Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?))
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To: Buckeye Battle Cry

“And the GOPe will want us to fall into lockstep behind Jeb in 2016.

Why?”

Because he’s their new favorite milquetoast loser to rally around.


19 posted on 03/20/2014 9:52:04 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

Good heavens, how many catch phrases can these idiots think up to aggrandize themselves to the Leftists and the mush melon headed wing of (self proclaimed) Conservatives?

No child left behind...
Common core...

Here kitten, want some candy? Just get in my car...

Shesh!


20 posted on 03/20/2014 9:55:10 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Immigration Reform is job NONE. It isn't even the leading issue with Hipanics. Enforce our laws.)
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To: cotton1706

The only common core here is the core of total and absolute stupidity of the whole education system. Maybe they need to look at our world ranking in education and start teaching instead of dictating.


21 posted on 03/20/2014 9:56:36 AM PDT by JayAr36 (When an American dies Obama lies. And lies, and lies and lies forever.)
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To: cotton1706

Jeb Bush -> CommonCore -> more *Compassionate* Conservatism?


22 posted on 03/20/2014 9:59:03 AM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: cotton1706

JOE CARR FOR SENATE!


23 posted on 03/20/2014 10:04:37 AM PDT by Viennacon
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To: cva66snipe

Lamar is an idiot. He called himself the “Education Governor” when he ran Tennessee.

The only reason Lamoderate has a legacy as governor is because when you replace a Felon Pardon Selling Governor there is no way to go but up.


We Tennesseans seem to alternate between Democrat Crooks and Republican Idiots. Be nice if we had an actual CONSERVATIVE government for a change (but it’s getting better slowly).


24 posted on 03/20/2014 10:09:05 AM PDT by JT Hatter (Who is Barack Obama? And What is He Really Up To?)
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To: cotton1706

By their actions, you shall know them. These ‘conservative’ statists are perfectly happy with central planning despite infinite evidence that it does not and cannot work. Why? Because those who get to do the planning get to rake in the graft. The Federal gov’t has no Constitutional business to be involved in education whatsoever. Common Core will be a Pandora’s Box of disaster for liberty much as the EPA and OSHA have been.


25 posted on 03/20/2014 10:30:02 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
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To: cotton1706

two more to cross off my list.


26 posted on 03/20/2014 10:42:17 AM PDT by Usagi_yo (Standardization is an Evolutionary dead end.)
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To: Qiviut

That does sound creepy. Sort of a failed artist’s fusion of occult, politics and an acid trip.


27 posted on 03/20/2014 10:56:18 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (My citizenship is not here.)
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To: JayAr36

The only common core here is the core of total and absolute stupidity of the whole education system.

(((
If it were indeed stupidity it would not be so infuriating and frightening. But is is, in reality, an evil and deliberate instrument of leftist propaganda.


28 posted on 03/20/2014 11:12:27 AM PDT by Bigg Red (1 Pt 1: As he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in every aspect of your conduct.)
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To: Qiviut

My sister, who is a teacher and a hard-core leftist union member, despises CC, but mainly for a reason that is actually quite reasonable: it makes teachers no more than mouthpieces for whoever writes the standards.


29 posted on 03/20/2014 11:30:48 AM PDT by Constitutionalist Conservative (I'm a constitutionalist, not a libertarian. Huge difference.)
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To: Psalm 144

Sort of a failed artist’s fusion of occult, politics and an acid trip.

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That’s actually a good description .... now if I can just find a picture of it!


30 posted on 03/20/2014 11:33:33 AM PDT by Qiviut (It's hard to be a donk if you're sane & it's hard to be a pubbie if you have any integrity.)
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To: cotton1706

Come on people they agree with us at leas 80% of the time, we have to win elections before we can govern, yada, yada, yada.


31 posted on 03/20/2014 11:37:05 AM PDT by itsahoot (Voting for RINOs is the same as voting for any other Tyrant.)
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To: itsahoot

You forgot “If you don’t vote for Alexander you support Harry Reid.”


32 posted on 03/20/2014 11:39:40 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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To: JT Hatter
We Tennesseans seem to alternate between Democrat Crooks and Republican Idiots. Be nice if we had an actual CONSERVATIVE government for a change (but it’s getting better slowly).

Yea our US Reps aren't all that bad for the most part but our history of U.S. Senators from both parties 100% stinks. Same for the governors office. It's bad when Taxquist-RINO replacement a DEM was far more a fiscal conservative than him. It's worse in Corker's last election the DEM challenger ran hard right of him on all issues. That was my first and likely last vote for a DEM for U.S. Senate.

33 posted on 03/20/2014 3:18:49 PM PDT by cva66snipe ((Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?))
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