A Compelling Conservative Case for Common Core
Mary Scott Hunter, who was recently reelected to the Alabama Board of Education despite targeted anti-Common Core attacks, writes in the Daily Caller that the poles of the Republican party should not be allowed to dictate the conservative platform, especially on education standards.
Hunter rejects the idea it is “political treason” to support Common Core. “Conservative Americans have every reason to rally behind Common Core standards,” she says. “The notion of holding our children to higher standards is an inherently conservative ideal.” Citing her experience with the higher standards in Alabama, Hunter points out that Common Core ensures local control over textbooks, lesson plans and assignments. “Claims [that the standards] are a national curriculum are either disingenuous or misinformed.” “I encourage my fellow Republicans not to cede the fight for high education standards,” Hunter concludes.
Read the full article at the Daily Caller.