Skip to comments.Flashback: TN Sen. Lamar Alexander Joins Jeb Bush in Support of Common Core Standards
Posted on 07/18/2014 8:18:34 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 Houses vote, Williamson County Schools Director Dr. Mike Looney tweeted a comment that referred to Common Core opponents as irrational.
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