For two months, nothing.
No more TV spots. No more teacher Tweets. No more press releases.
Scathing Purple Musings wrote in March about the Common Core initiative from Jeb Bush’s Foundation for Florida’s future. Learn More. Go Further was designed to end all debate and educate the public on Common Core’s benefits and superiority.
So why did they pull the plug?
There are two possible reasons. Neither of them good for Bush or Common Core, the latter of which is being sounded defeated at every juncture. Bush has few political allies on Common Core left and its main private sector supporter, the Chamber of Commerce, has slowly been losing the benevolent status they once enjoyed from traditional conservative voters for its advocacy on Common Core and immigration reform.
Respected conservative columnist George Will said earlier this year on FOX News that a supporter of Common Core couldn’t win the republican nomination. This is even more true now. Make no mistake. Jeb Bush wants to be president. The recent two months of inactivity from his website may be a signal he’s thrown Common Core under the bus for political expediency.