Jeb Bush and Common Core in 2016

, Malcolm A. Kline, Leave a comment

As 2014 drew to a close, at least three probable contenders for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016 have taken fairly clear positions on the Common Core education reforms favored by the Obama Administration.

Former Florida governor Jeb Bush, of course, has given C-squared his full throated support but he has been out of office for years. New Jersey, governed by Chris Christie, has officially embraced the Double C.

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, meanwhile, is taking a different approach.

“In a continued push to overturn the implementation of Common Core standards and testing in schools, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal joined forces with lawmakers in a lawsuit against Louisiana state education officials,” Sherri Kuhn reported in School Reform News. “This most recent move is the third lawsuit Jindal has been involved with in a period of several months.”

“Jindal filed the paperwork required in order to join 17 state legislators in a lawsuit they filed on July 21. The suit claims the state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education did not properly follow the law when it failed to provide sufficient public notice of the state’s intention to adopt Common Core standards. The plaintiffs argue this action prevented the public from viewing the documents and voicing potential concerns.”