Skip to comments.Sen. Lamar Alexander Says 'No National School Board' After Promoting Common Core with Jeb Bush
Posted on 03/24/2014 5:33:10 AM PDT by cotton1706
Just one day after U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) appeared with Common Core champions former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) and Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam (R) at an education roundtable event, Alexander sent out an email to voters with a headline that read, No National School Board, and a message that left out the words Common Core.
Alexander, who is fighting to hold onto his Senate seat, appears to be urging voters to notice that he is against the formation of a National School Board and will vote against it when the measure is raised. The problem is, there is no National School Board issue on the table anywhere.
Say No to a National School Board, Alexander states on his website as well and adds:
In June 2013, Lamar Alexander introduced a Better Schools Plan -- the "Every Child Ready for College or Career Act"-- to stop Washington from deciding whether schools and teachers are succeeding or failing.
Under this plan states will be free to set their own high standards and tests for students in reading, math and science. And states would not have to send their education plans to the Secretary of Education for his approval. On June 12, 2013 Lamar also voted to defend states' rights regarding Common Core education standards.
If you believe that Tennesseans can make better education decisions for our children than Washington ever could, please sign on to stand with Lamar today!
Ironically, Alexanders bill, the Every Child Ready for College or Career Act contains a phrase similar to the Common Core slogan: college- and career-ready standards.
Alexander is being challenged by conservative state Rep. Joe Carr (R), who is definitively opposed to the Common Core standards.
(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...
Joe Carr for Senate!!
So after years of voting like a country club Republican, Lamar is putting on the flannel shirt again and acting like a conservative populist. The act was old 10 years ago.
Is this the dictionary definition of duplicity or what?
Anyone with a few extra buck, please help out Joe Carr.
Mitch McConnell ... Thad Cochran .... Lamar! Alexander .....
Matt Bevin ... Chris McDaniel ... Joe Carr
1 : contradictory doubleness of thought, speech, or action; especially : the belying of one's true intentions by deceptive words or action
“Who would you prefer to be the campaign spokesperson for” ping ......
When is the Primary?
August - the 7th, I believe
No, it was old 20 years ago. It was "ancient" 10 years ago.
Lamar is a clown! He only cares about the views of the people around election time.
He is part of the problem in DC. He needs to be removed from office.
If Squish Alexander really believed in state control of education, he would not be promoting more federal education legislation, except to defund all federal education programs and eliminate the Dept. of Ed.
However, being a former Sec. of Ed. himself, and a Big Government advocate, he doesn’t really have a problem with federal involvement, he just has to put up a smokescreen for the rubes back home.