#StopJebNow Hashtag Being Used By Conservative Activists to Defeat Common Core


Writes Fred Lucas in Glenn Beck’s conservative site TheBlaze:

In a critical battleground region that one activist labeled “the most important county of the most important state” for presidential politics, conservatives have a succinct message: #StopJebNow.

The hashtag was used this weekend to spread the word about a rally to be held by grass roots activists outside a Republican National Committee fundraising event in Cincinnati where former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush – one of the leading GOP advocates for the Common Core K-12 math and English standards—will be the keynote speaker Monday afternoon.

“The Republican candidate in 2016 needs to be on the right side of Common Core,” Heidi Huber, founder of Ohioans Against Common Core, told TheBlaze. “It’s fed ed and needs to be repealed.”

The RNC last year adopted a resolution opposing Common Core as imposing a national education program. The Hamilton County, Ohio, Republican committee also adopted the same resolution.

Hat tip to Huffington Post education reporter Joy Resmovitz.

#StopJebNow is sure to be co-opted by his republican opponents in primaries and may gain in notoriety as has other anti-Common Core hashtags as #stopcommoncore. Such organized opposition to Common Core which labeled as a  Jeb Bush initiative will be a drag on his candidacy. Coupled with his stance on immigration reform, Common Core may be a bridge too far for conservative voters who vote in primaries.

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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