Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina (photo credit: Gage Skidmore)

Fiorina Emphasizes Stark Differences From Bush


Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina (photo credit: Gage Skidmore, CC BY-SA 2.0)
Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina (photo credit: Gage Skidmore, CC BY-SA 2.0)

During an appearance on CNBC yesterday, Carly Fiorina emphasized the clear policy differences between Jeb Bush and herself, specifically on Common Core and immigration reform. Fiorina had this to say:

Well, I don’t support his notions around comprehensive immigration reform, for example. I think we have to get some basic things done right first, which we’ve never done, like secure the border, like fix the legal immigration system. I think Common Core is a really bad idea. It is a giant bureaucratic program, and we have demonstrated over forty years that the Department of Education can get bigger and bigger and bigger, and the quality of education continues to deteriorate. I think it’s pretty clear based on those facts that giving more money to the Department of Education doesn’t improve learning in the classroom. So why would we make that worse? So, there are things I disagree fundamentally with Jeb Bush.

Fiorina clearly takes issue with the federal government’s mismanagement of America’s education system, and for good reason. However, she did stop short of joining Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, and Mike Huckabee in specifically advocating for the closure of the Department of Education. However, her diagnosis of the problems with American education seems to indicate that she may join them in the near future.

Joshua Pinho works for American Principles in Action.

Joshua Pinho

Joshua Pinho is a Digital Communications Associate for the American Principles Project.

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