‘Fuzzy and confusing’ Common Core doing more harm than good

Sep 4, 2014 by

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal took the fight against Common Core to the next level last week, filing a lawsuit against the Obama administration in federal court.

That move, according to the head of the Alabama Republican Party, is a step in the right direction.

In his weekly column, Alabama Republican Party chairman Bill Armistead said Jindal’s step represents a reversal for the GOP governor, who had earlier endorsed the set of educational benchmarks but now sees them as “just another federal overreach by the Obama Administration.”

“Common Core sets benchmarks to show what students should know in math and English after each grade. Some educators, parents and students have complained the teaching style is fuzzy and confusing; often doing more harm than good,” Armistead said.

Jindal’s lawsuit claims the Department of Education illegally manipulated grant money and other regulations to force states to adopt Common Core standards. The suit asks a judge to declare those acts unconstitutional and prevent them from being used to determine whether states are eligible for additional federal funding.

Forty-five states, including Alabama, have adopted the Common Core standards.

“The federal government has hijacked and destroyed the Common Core initiative,” Jindal said when filing the suit. “Common Core is the latest effort by big government disciples to strip away state rights and put Washington, D.C., in control of everything.”

via ‘Fuzzy and confusing’ Common Core doing more harm than good: Alabama GOP chair | AL.com.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.