RNC Passes Resolution Against Jeb Bush’s Common Core Standards


Apparently the Republican National Committee didn’t check with Jeb Bush before drafting a resolution  against Common Core Standards that is the cornerstone of his corporate takeover of public schools. Here’s the text of the resolution as it was printed in self-described conservative website,  Illinois Review:

RESOLUTION CONCERNING COMMON CORE EDUCATION STANDARDS

WHEREAS, the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are a set of academic standards, promoted and supported by two private membership organizations, the National Governor’s Association (NGA) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) as a method for conforming American students to uniform (“one size fits all”) achievement goals to make them more competitive in a global marketplace, (1.) and

WHEREAS, the NGA and the CCSSO, received tens of millions of dollars from private third parties to advocate for and develop the CCSS strategy, subsequently created the CCSS through a process that was not subject to any freedom of information acts or other sunshine laws, and never piloted the CCSS, and

WHEREAS, even though Federal Law prohibits the federalizing of curriculum (2.), the Obama Administration accepted the CCSS plan and used 2009 Stimulus Bill money to reward the states that were most committed to the president’s CCSS agenda; but, they failed to give states, their legislatures and their citizens time to evaluate the CCSS before having to commit to them, and

WHEREAS, the NGA and CCSSO in concert with the same corporations developing the CCSS ‘assessments’ have created new textbooks, digital media and other teaching materials aligned to the standards which must be purchased and adopted by local school districts in order that students may effectively compete on CCSS ‘assessments’, and

WHEREAS, the CCSS program includes federally funded testing and the collection and sharing of massive amounts of personal student and teacher data, and

Oh-oh.

Do Florida republican legislators and Rick Scott know that their own party are against Common Core? Implementation of Common Core was  part of the marching orders that Tony  Bennett Tony Bennett’s received from Rick Scott when he was named Florida’s education commissioner. Jeb Bush was able to stop ALEC from passing a resolution against Common Core two summers ago. Will he be able to get to the RNC? And he’s supposed to be of presidential timber for the hard-core republican faithful?

Bush is not used to being questioned on education policy and has lived a charmed life from criticism. How will he answer republican critics?

About Bob Sikes

A long time ago and a planet far, far away I was an athletic trainer for the New York Mets. I was blessed to be part of the now legendary 1986 World Series Championship. My late father told me that I'd one day be thankful I had that degree in teaching from Florida State University. He was right and I became twice blesses to become a teacher in the late 1990's. After dabbling with writing about the Mets and then politics, I settled on education.
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One Response to RNC Passes Resolution Against Jeb Bush’s Common Core Standards

  1. Rosemarie B. Wilson says:

    The Feds were slick with stimulus $$$$ at a time when our Legislators were not in session and promoted the. Race To TheTop. The Dept of Education should be put out of business in D C and the States can manage their own educational system. Common Core is the stealing of our children’s intellectual property just as Agenda 21 steals private property. Both EVIL!

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