Despite debates barely covering education at all, Common Core IS a hot election issue.
It took down Walker. It took down Kasich. It took down Jeb.
All of these Presidential candidates would deny it, but Common Core and the army of moms fighting it had a big part in sinking down.
Who is next? The Governors.
I’m looking at you, Governor McCrory:
North Carolina was one of the many states to adopt the Common Core State Standards in 2010. Similar to other states, implementation in North Carolina occurred with little to no training or resources the following year.
When Common Core first came on the scene in the state, Governor Pat McCrory had not yet been elected. Former Governor Beverly Perdue was in the Governor’s mansion at the time and it is her signature that was on the Race To The Top application a full six months before Common Core was even released, much less adopted by North Carolina.
After being elected in fall of 2011, Governor McCrory took up Perdue’s mantle on Common Core. In various engagements, McCrory praised the standards and regularly delivered some of the now familiar Common Core talking points.
Read the rest at The Pulse 2016: North Carolina’s Governor and Common Core.