Governor Rick Snyder (R-MI) came out in favor of the Common Core State Standards at a town hall meeting with Education Secretary Arne Duncan in Detroit yesterday. AP reports:
Some Republicans and conservatives want to remove Michigan schools from the set of national educational standards and testing for K-12 students. But the Republican governor said Monday Common Core is a “good thing” and the state should “stand up for it.”
Snyder spoke during a town hall-style meeting in Detroit with U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan.
Snyder says some label the standards a federal mandate, but they originated from governors. Snyder says the goal is raising the bar for education and blames opposition on “politics.”
Governor Snyder is being disingenuous about the Common Core's opposition. We too care about raising the bar on eduction. We also care that the proper checks and balances inherit in our system of government were ignored as states signed onto the Common Core.
Let the people have a voice through their elected representatives as they did when the Michigan House voted to defund the Common Core. Governor Snyder needs to make a choice – listen to the people or listen to educrats.