Rick Perry Talks Common Core, Race to the Top


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 a 10th Amendment issue.  If you want Washington, if you want to implement their standards, that’s your call.  In Texas we had higher standards.  We had higher standards than No Child Left Behind.  We certainly had higher standards than (Common Core) so it was a very easy decision for Texans, myself and the Legislature included, to basically say we still believe that Texans know how to best run Texas.  That the Texas Legislature, that the Texas School Boards, the Texas teachers, we collectively know best how to educate our children rather than some bureaucrat in Washington,” Perry said.

4 thoughts on “Rick Perry Talks Common Core, Race to the Top

  1. The challege is the “Texas Transformation of Education” supported by Gov. Perry which brought the Common Core Philosophy of education right in the back door. We met with Perry’s education advisors and they wanted us to agree that the 21st Century/ Workforce Develpment model was completely seperate from the Common Core. We would not! We left in complete disgust at their lack of understanding of the big picture of progressive education. Becareful of the illusions created by elected officials.

    1. Talk is cheap when the reality on the ground shows a completely different story!!

  2. When I asked Gov. Perry about the AP History issue on Saturday, he had no idea what I was talking about. Does he think Texas is safe from everything because they don’t have Common Core?

    1. Is there any school that is safe from this social engineering? Common Core is a hideous virus that must be exterminated. I will move to any town in any state to avoid this nonsense.

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