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2016 Conservatives Take the Common Core Test

Saturday, 19 July 2014 13:02
Anita Stapleton, an opponent of Common Core educational standards, protests outside the Colorado Department of Education on February 12, 2014Cyrus McCrimmon—Denver Post/Getty ImagesThe state standards are becoming a defining issue for GOP presidential hopefulsIf you’re searching for signs that a Republican politician is serious about a 2016 presidential run, watch what he or she says about Common Core.
Wisconsin's Common Core Debate: What's Next?
Saturday, 19 July 2014 07:33
It was sure evident this past week education will become a divisive topic this fall, not only in the race for governor, but the overall state legislature. The latest debate started Thursday when Governor Scott Walker issued a one-sentence statement calling on lawmakers to repeal the Common Core educational standards. Wisconsin, like dozen of other states, adopted the nationwide standards several years ago in math and reading.
The Kochs' war on Common Core
Saturday, 19 July 2014 02:35
When Gov. Scott Walker first spoke against Common Core educational standards last fall, his remarks coincided with a flurry of anti-Common Core activity across the nation, including a similar repudiation of the standards by Florida Gov. Rick Scott, who, like Walker, had previously backed them. So when Walker called for Common Core's repeal on Thursday, it wasn't surprising that other Republican governors, too, were initiating processes to roll it back in their respective states.
Jim Clyburn tells Louisiana students learning to lose gracefully is a key to success
Friday, 18 July 2014 08:26
BATON ROUGE, La. - A top Democratic congressman is telling young people in Louisiana that they should pursue their dreams but also learn to lose gracefully if they want long-term success. U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn of South Carolina spoke Friday to about 200 students and parents at a Louisiana Leadership Institute Event in Baton Rouge. "I want each of you to keep trying until you get it right," he said.
Western Conservative Summit: Jindal says Obama is abandoning the American dream
Friday, 18 July 2014 07:20
DENVER — Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal kicked off the Western Conservative Summit by telling the crowd that what fears most about President Obama is his push to redefine the American dream. “If you listen to this president’s policies, if you listen to his rhetoric, you hear a president trying to divide us by class, by geography, by gender, by race,” said Mr.
Jindal orders state help to fix road through SU
Friday, 18 July 2014 07:05
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. Bobby Jindal has ordered the state transportation department to help fix a main road through the Southern University campus in Baton Rouge. The road has been unusable for nearly a month. The New Orleans Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/1n1zqTn ) E.C. Harrison Road gave way when an aging culvert crumbled.
Derickson: “Common Core is not a done issue”
Thursday, 17 July 2014 11:07
When the Ohio General Assembly resumes session later in the fall, the Common Core Standards Initiative will be one of the issues discussed, Rep. Tim Derickson told the Middletown Rotary Club earlier this week. “Common Core is not a done issue,” the Hanover Twp. Republican said during a speech at the Middletown Area Senior Citizens Center on Tuesday. “We’re talking about it, and I do anticipate changes.
Many charge politics at play in Scott Walker's call to repeal Common Core
Thursday, 17 July 2014 11:05
Charges of playing politics were hurled at Gov. Scott Walker from all sides Friday, a day after he took his most definitive stance to date and called for the repeal of the Common Core education standards in Wisconsin. With the November gubernatorial election looming and a presidential run in 2016 widely speculated, Walker played to his politically conservative base by calling for lawmakers to convene in special session and repeal the standards in early January.
Ending Common Core standards easier said than done
Thursday, 17 July 2014 10:25
MADISON, Wis. — Republican Gov. Scott Walker's call to scrap Common Core academic standards for Wisconsin schools is meeting resistance from GOP Senate leaders, with one key lawmaker calling it "monkey business." Republicans currently have majorities in both the state Senate and Assembly, but elections this November will determine which party is in the majority next year. Republicans have a strong 60-39 majority in the Assembly but a more narrow 17-15 hold on the Senate,…
GovBeat: Scott Walker wants Common Core repealed
Thursday, 17 July 2014 07:02
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker wants the state legislature to repeal Common Core legislation (Andy Manis/AP) Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) on Thursday called on the state legislature to repeal Common Core education standards, becoming the latest Republican governor to oppose a program that has become a lightning rod for conservative activists. In a one-sentence statement Thursday, Walker said he wanted the legislature to pass a bill when it returns to Madison in January.

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