The folks in the North Carolina Republican Party keep wanting to have it both ways on Common Core. Abolishing the standards has become a crusade for the Tea Party wing led by Lt. Gov. Dan Forest, when he is not planning wacky constitutional conventions. But much of the state’s business community, specifically the NC Chamber, has been outspoken proponents of retaining the Common Core standards.
Governor Pat McCrory has praised the standards too, and McCrory’s appointment to a commission rewriting the standards is a Common Core supporter, much to the consternation of the party’s hard-right activists.
But when Texas Governor Rick Perry came to North Carolina last week to stump for Thom Tillis’ Senate campaign and shared a stage with McCrory, he specifically mentioned Common Core as a reason to vote for Tillis.
He will go to Washington, D.C., and do everything he can to dismantle Obamacare,” Perry said. “He will say no to things like Common Core. He will say no to things like Race to the Top.”
Wonder what McCrory was thinking when Perry was speaking and when they both held Tillis’ hands high for the crowd?
Does McCrory want Tillis to go to Washington stop things like Common Core that McCrory himself supports?