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Flashback: Sen. Lamar Alexander: 'Let's Don't Talk About Common Core' ^ | 3/24/14 | Susan Berry

Posted on 07/18/2014 8:18:25 AM PDT by cotton1706

Under increasing pressure because of his support for the Common Core standards, Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) said Saturday, “Let’s don’t talk about Common Core.”

“Let’s talk about standards,” Alexander continued. “Education is not just a problem in West Tennessee. It’s a problem in Middle Tennessee and East Tennessee.”

As the Jackson Sun reported, Alexander said, “I’d like to see a discussion about standards with no national school board,” continuing to cite an issue called the “national school board” that has never been put forward on either the federal or state level.

Alexander is being challenged by conservative state Rep. Joe Carr (R) for his U.S. Senate seat.

“Unfortunately for Senator Alexander, our campaign and grassroots conservatives throughout Tennessee are going to continue to talk about – and continue to fight against - Common Core,” said Carr in a press release. “His increasingly nonsensical attempts to change the subject won’t work and won’t fool a single voter.”

“Just like Obamacare, Common Core is Washington telling us what to do, and Senator Alexander is once again saying one thing and doing something else,” Carr added. “We want local control over how we teach our children, not uniform standards dictated by education bureaucrats.”

On March 13, the Tennessee state House voted 82-11 to delay the controversial Common Core standards and the aligned assessments for two years, despite Common Core champion Gov. Bill Haslam’s (R) warning to his GOP colleagues that repealing or delaying the standards would be “exactly the wrong thing to do.”

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1 posted on 07/18/2014 8:18:25 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

Education happens locally. It is no business of the so-called federal government. PERIOD

2 posted on 07/18/2014 8:25:53 AM PDT by all the best
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