Skip to comments.Opposition to Common Core becoming cornerstone of many campaigns
Posted on 06/15/2014 11:48:18 PM PDT by george76
From school board races to Senate primaries, the education reform package known as Common Core is proving uncommonly divisive this campaign season, popping up as an issue in primary elections all over the country.
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, a Republican, cites opposition to Common Core as a key reason for her endorsement of state Rep. Chris McDaniel over incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran in Mississippis hotly contested Republican Senate primary. Former Oklahoma state House Speaker T.W. Shannon, a Republican, says Obama administration pressure on states to adopt Common Core is a prime example of why Im running for the Senate.
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Msm spin: the tea party wants your children uneducated.
Not hearing much that is good about Common Core anywhere.
Believe Jeb Bush is a proponent of Common Core.
I’d like to think he has not thoroughly investigated Common Core, and may be leaving that up to someone else.
In Connecticut: Pelto: Exploratory Phase Ends; Hell Definitely Run For Governor On 3rd-Party Line; Will Form Candidate Committee; while wooing unions [American Federation of Teachers, the Working Families Party, 1199 SEIU New England, to name a few]
He may be the *spoiler* that CT needs to get rid of Malloy.
Pelto said in the campaign, hell pledge to dump the states participation in the national Common Core Standards program and its related Common Core standardized testing scheme.
“Believe Jeb Bush is a proponent of Common Core.”
I’m no defender of Jeb Bush, given his Amnesty push, but at least half of elected Republicans (maybe many more) initially supported Common Core, especially when the Washington introduced the bribes (i.e., Race to the Top) to “encourage” states to commit to it (sight unseen, by the way).
If Republicans would stop using Reagan’s name, I’d REALLY APPRECIATE IT. If you’re going to claim to be the next Reagan, then try ACTING like the next Reagan and be SUSPICIOUS of goodies being offered by Washington.
I’m not much of a Rick Perry fan (to say the least), but he told the feds to shove it on Common Core and on Medicaid Expansion (part of Obamacare). Both offered tons of dough to Texas, but he had a good sense here. Perry doesn’t have to try to explain how he got tricked with Common Core, like Haley and others have to do now, and Perry will very likely be proven right on Medicaid.
...and best of all - we are STILL ABLE to balance our state budget, even without those bribes (something other Republicans might want to take a look at).
In the 90s......millions were spent by states and local districts on developing *National Standards*. Wasted time and money....what happened to all that nonsense? ///Rhetorical