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2016: Ted Cruz 'Emphatically Opposed' to Common Core
| 18 Mar 2014
| Tony Lee
Posted on 04/14/2014 7:57:45 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said he was emphatically opposed to federal Common Core standards after he keynoted an event for Iowa's influential homeschoolers in which he said that school choice "is the civil rights issue of the 21st century."
I dont think the federal government has any role dictating the content of curricula. I think education is a state issue and a local issue, and ideally at the local level, because that way parents can have direct input and control of whats being taught to their kids, Cruz said on Tuesday after he addressed the Network of Iowa Christian Home Educators, according to Radio Iowa's O. Kay Henderson. If you or I disagree with what some bureaucrat in the federal Department of Education says, you cant change that. You dont have an influence on that.
He praised the "terrific victory in the Iowa legislature protecting the rights of homeschoolers" that Iowans won last year. That law allowed homeschoolers to teach their children without submitting lesson plans to their school districts. Cruz said that kids and the Constitution should be bipartisan in addition to protecting the "right of every parent to raise his or her child."
He also said he would vigilantly guard against efforts that would undermine the rights of parents before saying that Americans must "do everything humanly possible to avoid ratification" of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. He said nothing in international law or "nothing in any treaty should be used as a backdoor vehicle to undermine the rights of every parent here to raise your children consistent with your faith, your good judgment, and the love you have for your children."
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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2016gopprimary; 2016issues; commoncore; cruz; cruz2016; tedcruz
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|"A thing moderately good is not so good as it ought to be. Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice." - Thomas Paine 1792
|"It does not take a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men." - Samuel Adams
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posted on 04/14/2014 7:58:25 AM PDT
(Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
I love Sen. Cruz from my home state!
posted on 04/14/2014 8:00:07 AM PDT
Truth is, if people were paying attention, running against Common Core and Obamacare should be enough to sweep the Senate in 2014, increase the margin in the House, and win the Presidency in 2016.
Unfortunately there are one-issue voters and low-information types on both sides. But it is very good to see someone of Cruz’s stature standing firm against this atrocity.
posted on 04/14/2014 8:02:21 AM PDT
(The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
Totally right. He is correct. Not only Common Core, but also EACH AND EVERY MANDATE AND RULE issued by the Feds - EVER - which are not backed by Constitutional Authority.
posted on 04/14/2014 8:09:34 AM PDT
(STOP JEB BUSH!!!! NO MORE BUSHES!! US OUT OF THE UN AND UN OUT OF US!!)
But will he lead a the pushy to close the Department of Education?
posted on 04/14/2014 8:11:56 AM PDT
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