The right and left poison Common Core with inflammatory rhetoric

Aug 18, 2015 by

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Tea party and unions join to undermine accountability in education.

THE IDEOLOGUES have so disfigured Common Core that supporters of the educational reform now dare not speak its name. “The term ‘Common Core’ is so darned poisonous, I don’t even know what it means,” Jeb Bush said in response to a question at the Iowa State Fair on Friday. The former Florida governor then described what he does favor: “I’m for higher standards, state-created, locally implemented, where the federal government has no role in the creation of standards, content or curriculum.” In other words, he’s for Common Core.

Perhaps unaware that what they were hearing was practically identical to the policy that’s now reviled on the tea-party right, the audience members clapped and cheered.

We don’t blame Mr. Bush for shying away from the term.

Source: The right and left poison Common Core with inflammatory rhetoric – The Washington Post

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