Poll: Do you Support Trump Yanking Common Core from Our Schools?
Donald Trump campaigned to rid our schools of Common Core. Common Core is more than a set of shared math and reading standards adopted in more than 40 U.S. states. It also forces liberal lessons on our children and history that is skewed.
Presumably, Trump is meeting with two major education figures in New York, presumably because he is considering them to head the Department of Education. The first, Michelle Rhee, became famous for her 2007-2010 stint as chancellor of Washington, D.C.’s public schools, during which she repeatedly clashed with unionized teachers in an effort to impose tougher teacher accountability measures. After resigning in 2010, Rhee launched a non-profit, StudentsFirst, to promote education reform around the country.
The second person Trump will meet Saturday is Betsy DeVos, a major Republican donor from Michigan. DeVos has been a long-time activist for school choice measures like vouchers and charter schools, both of which Trump has vowed to expand.
According to the Daily Caller, neither one of these choices would be in favor of ridding our schools of Common Core. What do you think, should President Elect Donald Trump rid our schools of the disaster of Common Core?