Jeb Bush Now In Full Backpedal Mode on Common Core

Ladies and gentlemen, one of the biggest supporters of Common Core has gone full politician clown mode.

Via The Blaze:

“Common Core? I support higher standards,” Bush said. “The term Common Core is so darn poisonous, I don’t even know what it means. So here’s what I’m for. I’m for higher standards – state-created, locally implemented, where the federal government has no role in the standards, content or curriculum.”

He continued, “The federal government should have no say in that. If it’s not changed by law, I will do it by executive order when I am president of the United States.”


Use that Common Core logic — backpedal harder!

Waiting for Kasich to step in and take that Common Core heat, Jeb? Keep waiting, I think Kasich has gotten the laughable idea that he’s actually got a shot without you.

Flashback all the way to … May 2015, where Common Core means “a lot of different things to different people”:

“Common Core means a lot of different things to different people,” responded Bush, a likely 2016 presidential candidate. “So they could be right based on what’s in front of them. I respect people having a view, but the simple fact is that we need higher standards.” – The Blaze

Jeb Bush’s Foundation for Excellence in Education (FEE) has received six grants from Common Core’s major funder, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The grants total over $5 million dollars.

Flashback to November 2014.
Jeb wants our education system to be more like the Chinese…who live in a totalitarian society. After all, if we were more like China no one would be allowed to question him or the standards:

NOJEB​”​This is why the debate over the Common Core State Standards has been troubling. I respect those who have weighed in on all sides of this issue. Nobody in this debate has a bad motive. But let’s take a step back from this debate for a second.

This morning over 213 million Chinese students went to school, and nobody debated whether academic expectations should be lowered in order to protect the students’ self-esteem.

Yet in Orange County, Florida, that exact debate did occur. And so the school board voted to make it impossible for a student to receive a grade below a 50. You get 50 out of 100 just for showing up and signing your name. This was done, and I quote here from a local official, so the students “do not lose all hope.”​
– Truth in American Education

Bush is whole hog for Common Core. Always has been. Always will be.
In my opinion, his currently rhetoric and strategy of distancing himself from Common Core is just as offensive as Hillary Clinton’s lies about her server.

Related: It’s August 2015, and Jeb Bush Doesn’t Know What Common Core Means Anymore

Also: Rubio On Education Puts Jeb To Shame – #Election2016

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3 Responses to Jeb Bush Now In Full Backpedal Mode on Common Core

  1. Pingback: In NH, Jeb Bush Likens Standards To Pornography - Stop Common Core NCStop Common Core NC

  2. Betty Peters says:

    The first time I heard “radical transformation of education” it was in a video of Dr. Shirley McCune of McRel around 1989. She was referring to a new age, Marxist type of education which was manifest in Goals 2000/School to Work, called Outcome Based Education. And that is exactly what Common Core State Standards Education is–outcome based.


  3. Kathy says:

    Even when he totally reverses himself on Common Core, he can’t even get it right. He’s turning into a Republican Hillary — whatever the polls show, he’ll switch to.


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