Former Secretary of Education William Bennett (photo credit: Gage Skidmore)

Common Core Supporters Launch Iowa TV Ads


In a striking development, the WSJ is reporting that the Bill Gates-funded Common Core campaign is running a TV ad in Iowa trying to persuade Iowa voters the Common Core is actually a conservative idea:

“Washington incentivized states to adopt them. That was wrong and we should be vigilant to ensure that that never happens again,” Bill Bennett says. “But these sound academic standards are worth fighting for. Let’s go back to the original, conservative understanding of Common Core.”

Sponsors admit they are trying to reach Iowa caucus-goers, most likely on Jeb Bush’s behalf. Will it backfire with Common Core moms?

Maggie Gallagher is the editor of

Maggie Gallagher

Maggie Gallagher is a senior fellow at the American Principles Project.