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mike huckabee to conservatives: 'stop the fight' over common core
Breitbart News ^ | 08/24/2014 | DR. SUSAN BERRY

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 group’s pastors plan to pitch the controversial standards initiative to their congregations during their sermons.

“I don’t support what Common Core has become in many states or school districts,” Huckabee told his Fox News audience last December. “Look, I’m 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 don’t 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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To: GIdget2004

I won’t vote for a man who doesn’t respect me.


51 posted on 08/25/2014 7:43:49 AM PDT by DManA
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To: GIdget2004
"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.”

If it looks like a duck...

52 posted on 08/25/2014 7:44:37 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (America is not a refugee camp! It's my home!)
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To: GIdget2004
“Rebrand it, refocus it, but don’t retreat,” Huckabee told the CCSSO.'

Demagogue.

53 posted on 08/25/2014 7:45:00 AM PDT by DManA
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To: GIdget2004
There is something in the water in Arkansas.
Huck done drank a whole lot of IT.
Go play with your "little rockers" and leave US conservatives the hell alone.
54 posted on 08/25/2014 7:47:23 AM PDT by DeaconRed (Jump! Go ahead and JUMP! ! ! ! ! (To ZERO as he stands on the WH Balcony))
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To: GIdget2004

55 posted on 08/25/2014 7:50:11 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: ctdonath2
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.

"Do we really think that a government-dominated education is going to produce citizens capable of dominating their government, as the education of a truly vigilant self-governing people requires?" [Alan Keyes]

56 posted on 08/25/2014 7:53:39 AM PDT by OldMissileer
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The common core is more about data mining information than about educating children.


57 posted on 08/25/2014 7:54:22 AM PDT by Maudeen ("End Times Warrior - Sinner Saved by Grace")
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To: GIdget2004

Just stop fighting the inevitable.

Let the progressives brainwash your kids with their filth, hate and anti-Americanism.

Then we will all just get along so much better.

/s


58 posted on 08/25/2014 7:57:17 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Democrats love poor blacks - that's why they keep them on the Plantation)
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To: GIdget2004

ESAD Huckaphoney.


59 posted on 08/25/2014 7:59:01 AM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: GIdget2004

Tells us everything we need to know about this fool.

Anyone noticed lately that a lot of Republicans are pushing stuff that they know the majority of us do not want? Amnesty, common core, “climate change”.

The party clearly wants to tell us what to believe rather than run/govern according to our wishes. More proof the GOP is an institution that has outlived its purpose.

Too bad it’s not like a corporation we could dissolve and start over from scratch.


60 posted on 08/25/2014 7:59:05 AM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
The name Common Core was already a re-branding. Centralized data collection and planning is called Communism. Leftists always think they're on to something new when actually it's the same failed ideas over and over again.
61 posted on 08/25/2014 8:02:55 AM PDT by Reeses
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To: GIdget2004

If Huckabee pat’s you on the back, check for knives.


62 posted on 08/25/2014 8:07:20 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: TADSLOS

That show of his bugs me...


63 posted on 08/25/2014 8:16:44 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.))
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To: Boogieman
"Seems more like Gomer Pyle to me."

I get the Gomer vibe, too!

64 posted on 08/25/2014 8:17:41 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.))
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To: GIdget2004

Mike H, you gotta be kidding me! WAKE UP !


65 posted on 08/25/2014 8:22:01 AM PDT by TheConservativeParty (tagline closed due to tyranny)
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To: GIdget2004

I don’t think the Huckster is still relevant


66 posted on 08/25/2014 8:23:24 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: GIdget2004

Uber Nanny-Stater Huckabee (R(eprehensible)) has spoken.

Stop fighting the central planning, Soviet style mandates and just do what you’ve been told.


67 posted on 08/25/2014 8:32:57 AM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: GIdget2004
He p!$$ed off true conservatives when he was governor of Arkansas mainly because he did not get it.

I cannot get to the radio or the TV switch and turn him off fast enough when I hear his voice.

68 posted on 08/25/2014 8:35:24 AM PDT by Slyfox (Satan's goal is to rub out the image of God he sees in the face of every human.)
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To: GeronL

I don’t think he’s living in the real world. Or has ANY exposure to it, at all.

The reason we’re winning on Common Core is that even Liberals hate it. Or at least Liberal parents who try to help their kids with new math processes so complex and convoluted that even they don’t understand what’s going on with simple addition, subtraction, division and multiplication problems.

I haven’t met a single parent, Conservative, Liberal, Whatever, that has Bern exposed to Common Core math and doesn’t despise it.

IMHO someone should shove their kid’s Common Core math homework in Hucksbee’s face, dare him to try to do it and when he fails see if he’s still willing to defend it.


69 posted on 08/25/2014 8:36:19 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: GIdget2004

Common core sucks. Take it from someone who’s experienced it, no from some Democrat lapdog who wants education to be substandard.


70 posted on 08/25/2014 8:38:07 AM PDT by Politicalkiddo ("Never do anything against conscience, even if the State demands it." -Albert Einstein)
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To: tanknetter

I totally agree. There is nothing conservative about federal control of education either.


71 posted on 08/25/2014 8:40:48 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: CatherineofAragon

It’s an automatic channel clicker for me. Not much on TV when he fills the screen, but I’d rather endure the mating rituals of humpback whales on the Animal Planet than listen to the Huckster jowel on about anything.


72 posted on 08/25/2014 8:42:44 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: All

He gives RINOS a good name because he is a rino and wants the word banned.

He gives preachers, and Baptists in general, a bad name. I’m sick and tired of churches getting in bed with the government.


73 posted on 08/25/2014 9:03:57 AM PDT by VerySadAmerican (Liberals were raised by women or wimps. And they're all stupid.)
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To: Jim Noble
It’s not the schools - it’s the students.

This is very important to disclose, and yet no one, NOT ONE PERSON, is willing to actually admit this simple truth!

This reminds me of when one of my daughters was about to start Junior High. The school district had been realigned and we were now going to be in one of the "worst schools" in town. There was a new vice principal, a retired Marine, who came to each of the feeder elementary schools and gave a GREAT speech to the students and (more importantly) to the parents. Basically, he stated that he wanted everyone to drive by their future school over the summer and report all the bad things that the school was doing, i.e., drugs, fights, gang affiliation, etc... And what he pointed out is that come the first of the new school year he would bet that there were ZERO reports on that school doing drugs, getting into a fight or being gang affiliated because the school was just a building. And those other items were caused by the students and parents who brought those ills into the school. So, if you don't want to be a part of the "worst school" in town, then don't bring all those things in with you!

Some parents complained in the local paper, that the principal was blaming the problems on the students. But more parents responded in the Op-Ed that actually he was correct - those ills were caused by the students and the parents who allow those things to happen (and those parents who protest about blaming the guilty kids).

That was a new beginning for that school; within four years he was the principal and that school was no longer considered a bad school!
74 posted on 08/25/2014 9:06:42 AM PDT by ExTxMarine (PRAYER: It's the only HOPE for real CHANGE in America!)
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To: GIdget2004
No more "dopes" from Hope.
75 posted on 08/25/2014 9:15:21 AM PDT by hadaclueonce (Because Brawndo's got electrolytes. Because Ethanol has Big Corn Lobby)
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To: GIdget2004

Nope, will not do. It is a disaster.


76 posted on 08/25/2014 9:19:42 AM PDT by MamaB
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To: GIdget2004
Working against Common Core is something that actually unites many on the left and the right, is clearly an unambiguous political winner, and is also the right thing to do.

So tin-eared Goober T. Dipshit says we should stay away from it, naturally.

77 posted on 08/25/2014 9:24:04 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: TADSLOS

LOL, yep, it’s pretty bad. Personally I’d rather spend time watching “Under The Dome”...and believe me, that’s saying a LOT.


78 posted on 08/25/2014 9:25:32 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.))
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To: GIdget2004

Huck must really be out of it. The fight over Common Core is white hot and will only get hotter.

In theory a common set of national standards is a rational idea. In practice I trust Washington, DC to formulate them about as far as I could throw that Jimmy out in the parking lot.


79 posted on 08/25/2014 9:28:32 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: GIdget2004

What with these RINOs talking out of both sides of their mouth? This fool needs to fade away. His type makes me ill.


80 posted on 08/25/2014 10:41:04 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: GIdget2004
....he 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 group’s pastors plan to pitch the controversial standards initiative to their congregations during their sermons.....

?? Say what?

81 posted on 08/25/2014 11:00:19 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: GIdget2004; All
Common Core Movie

A link to a good explanation as to why Common Core should and must be stopped.

82 posted on 08/25/2014 11:04:22 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: GIdget2004

Huckabee is truly uninformed; even leaving AR for “greener pastures” did not bring education for this gentleman.


83 posted on 08/27/2014 3:21:33 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Liberals keep winning; so the American people must now be all-liberal all the time.)
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To: Reeses
Same failed ideas over and over

Now, that is truly America! and her legion of uninformed citizenry.

84 posted on 08/27/2014 3:24:24 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Liberals keep winning; so the American people must now be all-liberal all the time.)
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