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GOP showdown on Common Core?

Posted By Chris Fitzsimon On April 24, 2014 @ 1:51 pm In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled

A legislative study committee today approved a bill [1]that would back the state out of the Common Core education standards, which has become a rallying cry on the Tea Party right.

There are some opponents of Common Core on the left too, but most of the energy for repealing the standardsĀ in North Carolina is comingĀ from the Republican base, some of whom believe it is either an effort by the federal government to take over education or a communist inspired plot hatched in the United Nations.

President Obama supports Common Core, which apparently is reason enough for some Republicans to be against it, but so does former Florida Governor Jeb Bush and most importantly so does North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory [2]—which raises an interesting question.

What will McCrory do this summer if the Republican General Assembly passes the bill the study committee approved today?


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[1] today approved a bill : http://www.wral.com/lawmakers-propose-dumping-common-core-standards-in-nc/13591055/

[2] most importantly so does North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory: http://capitaltonightnc.twcnews.com/2013/08/06/governor-lt-governor-differ-on-common-core-standards/

[3] When will North Carolina jettison the Common Core? : http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2014/06/05/when-will-north-carolina-jettison-the-common-core/

[4] Diverse organizations support Common Core as N.C. and other states back away : http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2014/06/20/diverse-organizations-support-common-core-as-n-c-and-other-states-back-away/

[5] Talking common sense on Common Core : http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2014/03/25/talking-common-sense-on-common-core/

[6] Rejecting and embracing Common Core – all at the same time : http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2014/03/28/rejecting-and-embracing-common-core-all-at-the-same-time/

[7] House education committee rejects Senate version of Common Core repeal bill : http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2014/06/20/house-education-committee-rejects-senate-version-of-common-core-repeal-bill/

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