Rand Paul on Common Core

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) was in Iowa earlier this week (yes the 2016 race has really already begun in Iowa).  At his meeting with the Westside Conservative Club held at the Machine Shed Restaurant in Urbandale, IA he was asked about the Iowa Core.  Paul clarified saying… “which has the Common Core?” and then proceeds to answer the question.

You can watch below, start at 11:01 ish… the question is unintelligible in the video, but Paul rephrases it before he begins his answer.

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Shane Vander Hart is the Editor-in-Chief of Caffeinated Thoughts, a popular Christian conservative blog in Iowa. He is also the President of 4:15 Communications, a social media & communications consulting/management firm, along with serving as the communications director for American Principles Project’s Preserve Innocence Initiative.  Prior to this Shane spent 20 years in youth ministry serving in church, parachurch, and school settings.  He has taught Jr. High History along with being the Dean of Students for Christian school in Indiana.  Shane and his wife home school their three teenage children and have done so since the beginning.   He has recently been recognized by Campaigns & Elections Magazine as one of the top political influencers in Iowa. Shane and his family reside near Des Moines, IA.  You can connect with Shane on Facebook, follow him on Twitter or connect with him on Google +.
  • Niki hayes

    Good reply by Sen. Paul. I was also glad to see him refer to Malcolm Gladwell’s book, Outliers, because it has some excellent info in it. One chapter is about the “10,000 Hour Rule.” In essence, it takes 10,000 hours of practice to achieve mastery in a field or subject. Gee. Imagine that. Practice, aka “drill” to the reformers, is needed to master something. Dennis Prager, the radio talk show host, emphasizes that repetition is the mother of learning. No matter. “Process” of enjoyment in learning means kids shouldn’t be bored by having to do practice exercises. Tell that to the high school boys I saw at 9 a.m. today in humid, 87-degree heat on the football practice field. Soon, I’ll see band students out there in the God-awful central Texas heat practicing their marching drills. Isn’t it interesting kids can do that sort of thing, but not practice in academics?