March 24, 2015

GOVERNORS ARE ADULTS:

GOP's John Kasich Isn't Backing Off Support for Common Core (JANET HOOK, 3/24/15, WSJ)

If Gov. John Kasich is going to run for president, he doesn't seem likely to trim his sails on the hot-button issue of Common Core education standards.

In a campaign-style swing through New Hampshire Tuesday, the Ohio Republican took off after critics of Common Core, saying their suggestions that the program amounts to federal interference in education are misleading.

"Sometimes things get to be political and they get to be runaway Internet issues," he said."We don't want the federal government driving K-12 education, and in my state-the state of Ohio-that is simply not the case."

The Common Core education standards were designed by governors and education experts to improve student performance, and the curriculum is devised locally.

Posted by at March 24, 2015 7:41 PM
  

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