Friday, November 13, 2015

Dr. Ben Carson Talks About K-12 Education & Hopes Common Core will "die a quiet death"

Presidential candidate Ben Carson sits down with Seventy Four Editor-in-Chief Campbell Brown in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for a conversation about K-12 education.

Carson is also against the Common Core, saying he hopes it will “die a quiet death.” He dismissed the idea that a national move toward higher standards was needed after states lowered their standards in the wake of No Child Left Behind. “I think the less federal interference the better. States will be able to set their own standards, work with their local school districts and work with parents and PTAs. I don’t see a downside in doing it that way. I see a big downside in imposing from above … So far it’s created nothing but chaos,” he said.