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Governor’s hometown newspaper pushes him to stand up to General Assembly

Posted By Rob Schofield On June 9, 2014 @ 7:51 am In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled

In case you missed it, the editorial page of the Governor’s hometown newspaper, the Charlotte Observer, is urging the man they endorsed for office back in 2012 [1] to stand up the legislature over the repeal of the Common Core standards in education:

“The governor reiterated his belief in Common Core again Thursday when he told reporters that eliminating the standards was ‘not a smart move.’ McCrory also said, however, that he wouldn’t go so far as to say he’d veto a bill that repeals Common Core.

That has us worried. Our governor has an unfortunate history of professing one thing, yet cowing to Republican lawmakers when they send legislation his way….

Repealing Common Core also would waste years of curriculum and teacher preparation for the new standards, and it would steal one of Common Core’s critical benefits – the opportunity to compare our scores with other states and make adjustments based on best practices around the country.

The reason Republicans want to repeal Common Core, instead of fixing its minor issues, is that conservatives have fallen for the fiction that it’s a federal takeover of education. In other words, it’s politics. The governor knows it. Will he stand up to it, or will he once again decide to give in to politics himself? This time, our state’s children await the answer.”

Read the full editorial by clicking here [1].


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[1] urging the man they endorsed for office back in 2012: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2014/06/08/4959849/mccrorys-education-standards.html#.U5WdlShJRdg

[2] Fayetteville Observer: Proposal to abandon Common Core is a step backwards : http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2014/04/30/fayetteville-observer-proposals-to-abandon-common-core-are-a-step-backwards/

[3] Editorial: Common Core “repeal” likely symbolic : http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2014/07/18/editorial-common-core-repeal-likely-symbolic/

[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] Sen. Jerry Tillman: “The timing is right” to repeal Common Core (w/ video) : http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2014/07/15/sen-jerry-tillman-the-timing-is-right-to-repeal-common-core-w-video/

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