Fred Barnes of The Weekly Standard has drawn the connection between a governor’s support of Common Core and his political fortunes.
ThePulse2016, American Principles in Action, and Cornerstone Policy Research released a Common Core score card of the major GOP presidential candidates.
Texas Governor Rick Perry was in North Carolina stumping for North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis the Republican running against U.S. Senator Kay Hagan (D-NC). The News Observer reports: Perry also had high praise for Tillis, the marquee candidate at the rally. “He will go to Washington, D.C., and do everything he can to dismantle […]
I spoke with Texas Governor Rick Perry when he was at a business roundtable in Altoona, IA on Monday. I asked him about Common Core and Race to the Top. Perry was one of only two governors at the time to reject Race the Top funds (former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin was the other). “It’s […]
Common Core, as an issue, has been largely absent from CPAC – at least in the Potomac Ballroom. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) discussed it during a bloggers briefing when I asked him about the silence at the conference yesterday. Today, Governor Rick Perry (R-TX) came closest when he said the Constitution doesn’t give the right […]
Via American Principles in Action’s FightCommonCore.com: Join us TODAY and in coming days to flood CPAC and the political leaders who will be presenting to join the fight against Common Core. CPAC is one of the largest gatherings of American conservatives, so this is an IMPORTANT opportunity for us to get the truth out to […]
Texas Governor Rick Perry signed HB 462 on Friday effectively banning the Common Core State Standards from the state. You may remember this passed the Texas House overwhelmingly on a 140-2 vote. It passed the Texas Senate on May 21. An amended version was approved by the Texas House on May 23. It was sent […]
The Texas House of Representatives voted 140-2 to pass language prohibiting Texas from participating in the Common Core State Standards. Only two votes against it. Incredible. The bill, HB 462, was sponsored by State Representative Dan Huberty (R-Kingwood). Here’s the relevant language in the bill: (b-1) In this section, “common core state standards” means the […]
A Governor who believes local control is important – what a novel concept! From The Texas Tribune: Gov. Rick Perry is expressing his support for letting school districts themselves choose whether to implement a rule that requires new state assessments to count for 15 percent of high school students’ final grades. In a written statement […]