Contrary to popular belief, aka news media coverage, opposition to the Common Core education reforms of President Obama is stretching across party lines. “The Democratic Party in the state of Washington just passed a resolution condemning Common Core,” Emmett McGroarty said last Thursday at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).
Bear in mind, this is the same state Democratic party that consistently endorses far-Left candidates such as U. S. Senator Maria Cantwell. McGroarty works with the American Principles Project.
Forty-five states originally signed onto Common Core, Sabrina Schaeffer of the Independent Women’s Forum (IWF) pointed out. Schaeffer moderated the panel McGroarty was on.
Forty-two states still have Common Core, Neil McClusky of the Cato Institute noted. McClusky was also on the Common Core panel at CPAC. Although a loss of three may not look like much of a hemorrhage, the drop is more significant when you realize that states face a loss of federal funding for rejecting Common Core.
“People started to realize that Common Core has changed their children’s curriculum,” McClusky concluded. “In math, Common Core ends with half an Algebra II course,” McGroarty claimed.
McGroarty also challenged the logic of Common Core’s Reading Across the Curriculum trend. “Studies show that people who read classical books are better readers than people who read informational texts,” he said. “In fact, they are better readers of informational texts.”