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Bush seeks common ground with education critics

Wednesday, 19 November 2014 05:00
WASHINGTON (AP) — Responding to a national backlash over Common Core education standards, potential 2016 presidential candidate Jeb Bush said Thursday that the set of state benchmarks should be "the new minimum" for America's classrooms. "For those states choosing a path other than Common Core, I say this: Aim even higher, be bolder, raise standards and ask more of our students and the system," Bush said.
Could Jeb Bush's support for Common Core hurt his chance at 2016 nomination?
Wednesday, 19 November 2014 04:48
If former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush decides to run for president, he may be the lone Republican waving the flag for the Common Core. “The rigor of the Common Core State Standards must be the new minimum in classrooms,” he said Thursday morning, according to prepared remarks for his keynote speech at an education summit in Washington, hosted by his reform-oriented Foundation for Excellence in Education.
Jeb Bush offers nuanced defense of Common Core education standards
Wednesday, 19 November 2014 04:27
Former Florida governor Jeb Bush (R) offered a nuanced defense of the Common Core State Standards during a speech Thursday in Washington, trying to mend the divide within the GOP over the standards as he weighs a 2016 presidential bid. “I respect those who have weighed in,” said Bush, who is in the minority among the GOP’s top tier potential presidential candidates when it comes to support for the Common Core, a set of K-12…
Jeb Bush to Common Core critics: You find something better
Wednesday, 19 November 2014 04:23
STORY HIGHLIGHTSFormer Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has been a major proponent of Common Core standardsBush challenged those who opposed Common Core to come up with an alternativeBush was speaking to his education group Foundation for Excellence in Education Washington (CNN) -- Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush swung back at critics of Common Core on Thursday, challenging those who refuse to adopt the controversial testing standards, which have made him a target by conservatives, to come…
Jeb Bush Common Core Support Could Cripple A Presidential Campaign
Wednesday, 19 November 2014 04:19
WASHINGTON – In the endless speculation on whether Jeb Bush will be running for president in 2016, GOP insiders are starting to think a campaign is more likely. But one thing is clear: He isn't running away from his support of Common Core, the education standards that now draw the hatred of conservatives across the country. “We should always look to improve our thinking based on the evidence,” the Republican politician said Thursday morning at…
Jindal: I won't be deterred in 2016
Tuesday, 18 November 2014 15:11
AP Photo By Jake Sherman 11/19/14 8:47 PM EST BOCA RATON, Fla. — Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said there is no single potential entrant into the GOP presidential field that would deter him from seeking the White House. In an interview here on the sidelines of the Republican Governors Association’s annual meeting, Jindal said his decision on 2016 — which will come in the first half of next year — “would not be based who’s…
Common core next?
Tuesday, 18 November 2014 12:56
Posted: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 6:00 am Common core next? I read a lot. It seems to spur more useful thought than watching pro athletes getting rich while fans grow poorer and all get dumber. How is it that parents feel there’s prestige having their child in a locker room vice a boardroom? I can’t help but remember a conversation with an ex-Greenway counselor.
Does Common Core have an Islam connection?
Tuesday, 18 November 2014 11:32
BRISTOL, Tenn. - Common Core is a hot topic in Tennessee. Should it stay? Should it go? What subjects fall under the Common Core banner? News 5 Guest Segments for Morning & NoonHundreds speak out against Common Core in Johnson CityHolocaust survivor shares her experience with ETSU studentsCounty leaders making plans for old farm property and.
KATIE ZERR: Common Core issue worthy of attention
Tuesday, 18 November 2014 09:22
There is a dark cloud growing over education in South Dakota and it has little to do with teacher pay and state funding. In the last legislative session, fueled by the erroneous argument that Common Core is a federally mandated program, a law was passed to limit creators of South Dakota’s Common Core standards. The law keeps any content of the Common Core Standards by educators in a consortium of states out of those standards…
Politico ranks Bobby Jindal third on 'most likely to run' list for 2016 GOP presidential primary
Tuesday, 18 November 2014 07:23
Gov. Bobby Jindal ranks third on a list of Republicans most likely to enter the 2016 presidential primary, according to Politico. "Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal ... is already acting like a candidate, touting his education reforms, courting the evangelical vote by hosting a huge pastors' conference next January, and attacking Hillary Clinton for being partisan on Ebola," said Politico about the governor.

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