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Jeb Bush: Follow through on Common Core standards

BraddocksGold Wrote: Mar 20, 2014 12:49 AM
Until the U.S. Dept. of Education is shut down, public school is child abuse.
RiffRaff Wrote: Mar 20, 2014 1:04 AM
Drastically reducing the size, scope, and authority of the USDOE or closing the DOE may be a start but that wouldn't be enough. What more is needed that would make it not child abuse? Changing the management from federal to states might only change the level of abuse, not the fact abuse exists.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush on Wednesday urged state officials to follow through on Common Core education standards despite what he called an "avalanche" of criticism from those who oppose them.

Bush said at an education forum with Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., that the standards are key to improving educational achievement around the country.

"This is a real-world, grown-up approach to a real crisis that we have," said Bush, who later brushed off reporters' questions about his presidential aspirations. "And it's been mired in politics.

"Trust me I know," he said. "There are not...