August 19, 2015

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Christie's Shift on Common Core Turns Off Some Donors (HEATHER HADDON, Aug. 18, 2015 , WSJ)

Mike Lilley, a former Goldman Sachs bond trader who supported Mr. Christie in the past, said the governor's denunciation of Common Core was one of a number of reasons he is now backing Mr. Bush. "The fact that he's stood there firmly while Walker, Jindal and Christie have walked back, matters more," Mr. Lilley said of Mr. Bush. "You should like people who stand up for their principles."

The Common Core standards were developed by state leaders to establish a uniform set of academic benchmarks in English and mathematics for each grade level. The program became controversial after President Barack Obama linked federal funding to the adoption of them or similar measurements.

"Business leaders have always been for higher standards and comparable standards," said Chester Finn, an assistant secretary of education under former President Ronald Reagan. "If those are the same people that Republican candidates are turning to for campaign funding, there is going to be an issue."

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