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.
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.
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