CNN Tracks Trump’s Promise About Common Core

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and President Donald Trump at St. Andrew Catholic School in Orlando, FL

CNN launched their Trump promise tracker. They want to see how President Trump has kept his promises. They include his promise to get rid of Common Core.

At a rally held in Grand Rapids, MI after the election he said, “We are going to provide school choice and put an end to Common Core. We are bringing education local.”

They show:

They accurately show no progress has been made toward this promise.

Since he has picked Betsy DeVos as Education Secretary there has been any executive or legislative action on this. President Trump has gone silent on Common Core, and his education secretary has touted that the Every Student Succeds. I’ve pointed this out and now CNN has taken notice.

Terry Schilling, executive director of American Principles Project, made the following observation:

“Generally speaking, President Trump has done a great job keeping his promises in his first two months, but it’s hard not to notice one promise that has been seemingly lost in the shuffle — is getting rid of Common Core and making education local again still a top priority to the Trump Administration?” Schilling said.

“Frustrated by useless standardized testing and low-quality standards that lock children into an inferior education, parents across the country were excited by Trump’s enthusiasm on the campaign trail for ending the Common Core and returning education to local control. These moms and dads still remain hopeful that the Trump team will carry out his promise,” he added.

Time will tell, he’s just a little over half-way in his first 100 days. Fortunately it is not too late for him to act. We just hope to see something tangible soon.