Trump to CEOs on Common Core: “We Have to End It” (VIDEO)

April 4, 2017

by Emmett McGroarty


At his CEO Business Town Hall today at the White House, President Trump reiterated his campaign promise to end Common Core and return to local control of education:

Common Core, I mean, we have to bring education more local. We can’t be managing education from Washington. When I go out to Iowa, when I go out to the different states and I talk, they want to run their school programs locally and they’ll do a much better job…

And I like the fact of getting rid of Common Core. You know, Common Core, to me, we have to end it. We have to bring education local, to me. I’ve always said it, I’ve been saying it during the campaign, and we’re doing it. Betsy DeVos is doing a terrific job, highly respected, tremendous track record, but she’s got one of the toughest job of any of our secretaries, to me, she’s got one of the toughest jobs.

On the campaign trail last year, Trump frequently denounced Common Core and promised a return to local control of education.

More than any other president — or even presidential candidate — ever, Donald Trump has empathized with our citizens, particularly parents, who have seen firsthand the damage done by federal efforts to shape and dictate education policy.

Today’s comments show that President Trump has not forgotten his promise to end Common Core and return to local control of education. He is taking seriously the assurance he made in his Inaugural Address, “Today… we are transferring power from Washington, D.C. and giving it back to you, the American people.”

Every swamp creature will unite to fight against the President on this, so his leadership will be critical. Concerned citizens across the country are looking forward to seeing what steps the Trump Administration will take in the coming months to take power away from Washington, D.C., and return it to parents.

Photo credit: Gage Skidmore


Emmett McGroarty is the director of APP Education.

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8 comments on “Trump to CEOs on Common Core: “We Have to End It” (VIDEO)”

  • A J Cameron says:

    I definitely want Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards ended, and the sooner, the better. Each school year with CC & NGSS is a lost year for each child’s education.

    This stated, another concern looms. We currently have school ‘choice’. Yes, there are costs involved with several of the choices, but this is why we have school choice. I believe Betsy DeVos will continue to push the false narrative of ‘choice’, via vouchers, money following the child and charter schools. Once private and parochial schools accept government money, they will be under the influence of the government. Maybe not immediately, but, at some point, the choice so prised will be stolen. Should this become a reality, expect home schooling to be outlawed, ending all choice, except for those children of the thugs forcing no choice onto all other children.

    Additionally, there is a subtle, but determined effort to increase the use of charter schools, in which local control will be ceded to, or seized by those who will implement unelected school boards. Once choice and local control have been wrestled from the public, especially the parents, what will become of the curriculum imposed?

    The Hegelian Dialectic model uses one crisis to introduce and impose another and more pernicious crisis, disguised as a solution. Those who imposed Common Core, NCLB, Goals 2000, etc., are unlikely to allow mere citizens to be in control of the education of their children.

    I congratulate all who are fighting tirelessly to save our children from segments of the government, lobbyists, the corporate world, the propaganda media complex, and academia to seize control of education for the purpose of conditioning and indoctrinating our children into an anti-God, anti-human, anti-family, anti-sovereignty, anti-Constitutional U. S. Agenda.

  • Lisa says:

    My daughter is on the spectrum and we can’t even describe the nightmare of the BS testing and testing and testing. No one learns “COMMONLY” everyone has to learn how they NEED TO LEARN. My daughter and I fight this every day to the point I am ready for court battle. Not all are common square easily packaged pegs. Not all solutions are identical. Individuality should be taught to soar imagination not being common.

  • Jim Nations says:

    As bad as Common Core is, its companion piece Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) are even worse. NGSS is not science education, it’s political indoctrination and Agenda 21 “sustainability” topics.

    Some examples – plants don’t need food (taught in Life Sciences), humans have more impact on Earth than volcanoes (taught in Earth Systems), and of course, climate change (taught in Earth and Human Activity). No mention of the scientific method, reproducible results, almost no chemistry or physics or genetics or simple machines or computer science or geology or astronomy; the list goes on.

    Common Core impacts English, language arts, and math; NGSS destroys scientific inquiry, critical thinking, and logical thought. NGSS is junk science in education.

  • Melanie says:

    Agree. Common Core is horrible. Mostly it needs to be repealed & replaced at a state level. Trump could help by closing the Federal Department of Ed and shutting down all federal K-12 education programs. Their “help” has only hurt kids.

  • Kerrie Longanilla says:

    My son pleads for Common Core to be stopped. He and his classmates hate it. He really hopes President Trump makes it go away, and so do I. Please stop common core!

  • Michael Leuzzi says:

    Please do everything in your power to support the shutting down of the US Dept. of Education so that we have a better chance of stopping Common Core and returning to local control And PLEASE stop hiring people affiliated with Jeb Bush- he loves Common Core as you may know.

    • Deborah Guebert says:

      Yes, please disinvite all education staffers who have not seen the light on “progressive” educational practices. It is a pernicious program that has a record of failure dating back decades. The name has been changed regularly in response to its continued devastation, but the old buzzwords identify it easily (child-centered, discovery learning, inquiry-based, real world problems, critical thinking, project-based, group work, etc.) An excellent truly research based antidote is found in The Schools We Need and Why We Don’t Have Them by E. D. Hirsch, also the author of Cultural Literacy. These books are not new, but are responses to the same “progressive” policies that are still driving the educational approach that almost all schools in the U.S. are adhering to today.

  • Dee Taylor says:

    Please stop common core it’s dumbing down our children ..

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