Saturday, May 30, 2015

Every 2016 Republican Presidential Candidate has turned against Common Core Except for Jeb Bush

Politico writes: 

  • Virtually every 2016 Republican presidential candidate has turned against the education standards, other than former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.
  • “The truth is that it’s simply not working,” Christie said during a speech at Burlington County College in Pemberton, N.J. It wasn’t so long ago that Christie was an ardent supporter of the standards himself.
  • Like nearly every other governor in the country — Republican or Democrat — he agreed to adopt them in 2010. But Common Core has come under a withering grass-roots attack from conservatives who believe the standards are an attempt to nationalize education, and it has become a litmus test for Republicans with national ambition. To be sure, many on the left despise the educational standards, but conservatives ranging from Rand Paul to Christie now feel compelled to abandon any association with Common Core.