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.
Reason #729 Mike Huckabee is a complete idiot.
Some people thought he would be a good choice for president. He’s clueless.
And, 2., no way the media will ever let a former Baptist preacher become president. He better stick to this Fox News program because that’s going to be his best way to ever CASH IN.
One Dope from Hope was already too many.
students in poor-performing schools
Its not the schools - its the students.
True. In basketball there’s a saying that goes “you can’t teach height”.
And in schools you can’t teach native born IQ.
You can lead a student to books, but you can’t make him think.
I saw through this liberal preacher (I.E. Elmer Gantry) many, many years ago and have NEVER trusted him as a true conservative. As a politician he is nothing more than a “flim-flam man.”
“Fool me once...shame on you. Fool me twice...shame on me.”
I watch Fox every day and the only program I skip on a regular basis is his. I simply can’t stand him!!!!!
Go home Mike. Stay out of the race.
Politically this guy is dead to me. The sad thing is, Huckabee is well liked by many people who are then led astray by his non-nonsensical version of go along to get along.
Shame on you Mike. You could have been a great force for good.
Common Core should be a no-go for Conservatives. Now more will buy in because Mike has his head firmly implanted.
Feel free to ping him with your Thank You! if you like.
I disagree, we need as many moderates to run so they can be the ones who take votes from each other for once, instead of it being the conservatives.
What I find interesting about this is that he is saying it a few days after I read that Common Core is losing support at all levels.
He’s telling us to give up the fight while we’re winning. And his excuse also supports nationalized standards, which I’m also against. Education is not a FedGov concern.
Huckabee, murderer by proxy. Twice!
“MIKE HUCKABEE TO CONSERVATIVES: ‘STOP THE FIGHT’ OVER COMMON CORE”
RINO Mike Huckabee to Conservatives: ‘STOP THE FIGHT’ OVER COMMON CORE” - OBAMA WON.
That's the GOPe in a nutshell.
Maybe true. But I’m just sick of listening to them.
I am ashamed this pr**k played at the 2000 Freeper Inaugural Ball.
Conservatives to Mike Huckabee: “No!”
Seems more like Gomer Pyle to me.
I see Huckleberry is still the phony he always was.
Huckabee: If it helps the bottom 5% of the school kids, it’s not important how much damage you do to the other 95%!
Huckster-B is and was always a political weasel.
He was such a great Conservative at one point in his life that he was the toast of FR. Those days, sadly, are long gone.
Hes telling us to give up the fight while were winning.
That’s the GOPe in a nutshell.
Moderate Republican = socialism....in small increments!!!
What a class A jerk!
Go and find another death row inmate to pardon ....
Magic, All the Federal Government has to do is mandate it and it happens.
They order “You will learn”, and everyone gets smart.
Let’s make this genius our President.