Below is a side by side contrast between the two prospective 2012 presidential candidates from Minnesota: Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-MN) and former Governor Tim Pawlenty (R-MN) on education. There is a similarity in their positions on parental choice in education, but with their positions regarding federal involvement in education… not so much.
While I appreciate Governor Pawlenty’s support of parental choice in education, I am concerned by his lack of support for local control in education demonstrated by his support of the International Baccalaureate program, common core standards and Race to the Trough Top. He still has an opportunity to explain his position on education and his support of these programs, I would welcome it.
HT: New Hampshire Tea Party Coalition for the Pawlenty info
Cross-posted from Caffeinated Thoughts
Tags: common core standards, International Baccalaureate, Michele Bachmann, Race to the Top, Tim Pawlenty
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