Skip to comments.mike huckabee to conservatives: 'stop the fight' over common core
Posted on 08/25/2014 7:13:48 AM PDT by GIdget2004
On Friday Fox News host and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) called on conservatives to stop the fight over the Common Core standards and, instead, consider the positive effects the nationalized standards might have on students in poor-performing schools.
As ABC News reports, Huckabee, considered to be a 2016 presidential hopeful, was addressing the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (NHCLC) in Washington, a group that includes over 40,000 churches and 16 million evangelical Hispanics.
In February, the NHCLC announced its endorsement of the Common Core standards and its plans to launch a nationwide campaign to salvage the increasingly unpopular initiative. On September 7, the groups pastors plan to pitch the controversial standards initiative to their congregations during their sermons.
I dont support what Common Core has become in many states or school districts, Huckabee told his Fox News audience last December. Look, Im dead set against the federal government creating a uniform curriculum for any subject. I oppose the collection of personal data on students that would identify them and then track them, and certainly any effort to give that personal information to the federal government.
Just one month earlier, however, Huckabee urged the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), one of the creators and owners of the Common Core standards, to get rid of the Common Core name because it had become toxic.
Rebrand it, refocus it, but dont retreat, Huckabee told the CCSSO.
By calling on conservatives to stop the fight against standards for which support across the country is plummeting, Huckabee is casting himself squarely as an establishment candidate, against potential GOP candidates who know that the Common Core initiative will lead to greater federal control of education and less control by state legislatures and local school districts and parents.
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Go play some country fried bass, Huckleberry.
The Merv Griffin of Fox strikes again!
Yeah, like Obamacare.
Who needs another big government republican - they come a dime a dozen.
Huckleberry can kiss my big white @ss!
If education isn’t a local government and societal issue, demanding input from the lowest possible level (i.e.. parents), then I don’t know what is.
Huckabee has his head up his @zz on this one.
Leave it to the Huckster to be on the wrong side of yet another issue.
FREEDOM-LOVERS TO MIKE HUCKABEE: QUIT DEFENDING COERCIVE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT INTRUSION INTO OUR FREEDOM TO CHOOSE WHAT'S BEST FOR OUR CHILDREN.
Now how do we utilize the metaphorical vaudevillian hook to get him off the stage, Oye Vey I have had enough of him....
“Huckabee, considered to be a 2016 presidential hopeful”
If that’s the case Hillary will give Mike quite the contest for the Democrat nomination.
My interest in educating my kids and choosing how does NOT necessarily coincide with politicians’ interests in educating kids in general and choosing how. The latter need a “lowest common denominator” standard geared toward compliant graduates sharing political persuasions, while the former needs the very best individually-tailored out-of-the-box independence & leadership training my money can buy.
Bovine fecal matter. Same stinky pile - brand new name.
It would be so nice if these people, that are interested in Federal office, would take a look at the Constitution once in a while and see what is not in it.
Some needs to go smack Huck, stupid this bad is sposed to hurt.
“students in poor-performing schools”
It’s not the schools - it’s the students.
It’s wearisome to constantly hear the faux conservative lecture to true conservatives.
In another era the Huckster would be a con man traveling with a carnival but now he’s conned his way onto the national stage.
One by one they tip their hand...
The thing is Mike, the lefties who run our government and our education establishment also want to "rebrand it, refocus it."
The power to define and impose a single national curriculum is too much power for any government, or government-affiliated organization to have.
And let's not forget, Mike, how much better educated the American people were as a whole when all education was local:
In 2010, Barack Obama called for fixing the public education system by giving us the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and Race to the Top,
which he said would fix the education system already fixed by the 2001 GW Bush and Ted Kennedy legislation called No Child Left Behind,
which was supposed to fix a system supposedly already fixed by a 1994 piece of federal legislation called Goals 2000,
which was supposed to fix a system already fixed by America 2000,
which was a 1991 response during the Bush administration to a 1983 federal report on education called A Nation at Risk,
which was published a full four years after Jimmy Carter first fixed the nations public school system by establishing a cabinet-level Department of Education in 1979.