Axelrod on Twitter About Common Core Critics

As seen on Twitter yesterday from the former senior advisor of Barack Obama, David Axelrod.


Axelrod linked to a Washington Post article that points to Tea Party groups mobilizing against the Common Core.  What he doesn’t seem to understand that while Tea Party groups are getting involved, this is a movement of moms and dads who want a better education for their children.  Tea Party groups are just one faction.  This is a bipartisan movement – liberals and conservatives, Democrats and Republicans.

His tweet tells me a couple of things.  1. We have their attention, and 2. We are winning the debate. 

Let’s tweet Axelrod to let him know what we think.

Update: From a friend on Facebook.

When ever I hear our politicians talk about what other countries must be thinking or someone tells me we’re falling behind I often thin think of this quote from a Singapore education minister when asked about the differences between his country and ours:

“We both have meritocracies. Yours is a talent meritocracy, ours is an exam meritocracy. There are some parts of the intellect that we are not able to test well like creativity, curiosity, a sense of adventure, ambition. Most of all America has a culture of learning that challenges conventional wisdom, even if it means challenging authority. These are the areas where Singapore must learn from America.” – Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Minister of Education for Singapore.

They are not laughing.

Comments

  1. NewHampshire says

    Actually they are laughing at us because we allow communist indoctrination into our schools. They are overjoyed!