Ohio Gov. John Kasich Stands By Common Core
While other Republican White House hopefuls abandon long-held policy positions on Common Core, Ohio governor John Kasich maintains his support for higher standards, via Huffington Post:
“The Common Core was written by state education superintendents and local principals. In my state of Ohio, we want higher standards for our children, and those standards are set and the curriculum is set by local school boards,” Kasich said on “Fox News Sunday.” “Barack Obama doesn’t set it, the state of Ohio doesn’t set it. It is local school boards driving better education, higher standards, created by local school boards.”
He goes on to say, “I’ve asked the Republican governors who have complained about this to tell me where I’m wrong, and guess what, silence,” and notes that the only reason to turn against the standards is if “you’re running for something.”
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