Will GOP Candidates Oppose the Bill That Gave Us Common Core?

Clearly, federal education policy is a presidential election issue.  As the candidates make their pitches to citizens in the coming months, we’ll see where they stand on the particulars.  But we already have a sense as to where things are headed. This past weekend, Mike Huckabee appeared at the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition Summit, and came out strongly in favor of ending the Department of Education, stating: Do you think they honestly can make a better decision about what happens in the classrooms in your community than the people who were elected as your local school board can? Ultimately

Jeb Bush Writes Op-Ed Supporting Common Core

On March 6, the Washington Post published an op-ed penned by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush. In the op-ed, Bush implicitly reaffirmed his support for the Common Core despite the growing, bi-partisan opposition to the standards. Bush also argued for a limited federal role in elementary and secondary education, while simultaneously advocating for the re-authorization of federal education programs: The federal government’s role in elementary and secondary education should be limited: It should work to create transparency so that parents can see how their local schools measure up; it should support policies that have a proven record; and it should