Jeb Bush is doubles down on hated Common Core
On Monday, Bush’s nonprofit Foundation for Excellence in Education declared that “pressing pause” on Common Core “means stopping forward momentum,” and he pushed back against states that are resisting the top-down standards.
As The Wall Street Journal noted, “resistance to Common Core is growing among the party’s activists, who see it as a federal incursion into local schools,” and “Republican governors of South Carolina and Oklahoma last month joined Indiana in opting out.”
In addition to his embrace of Common Core, Bush has also gone all-in on amnest…
Bush allies, lobbyist and former Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour among them, believe that Bush’s espousal of amnesty and Common Core will help him in a potential general election because he won’t be perceived as a flip-flopping politician who stands for nothing, as they perceive Mitt Romney.
But resistance to Common Core is becoming more widespread, as those on the right and left are becoming more vocal in their opposition.
Conservative writer Michelle Malkin, who has been at the forefront battling Common Core and sounding the alarm when few others were, said that “all Common Core roads lead to K Street.” Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint told the Journal that Common Core “substitutes an unaccountable federal bureaucracy for state, local, and parental decision-making in education.”