Personally I believe he gave a fair interview and it was favorable to our position. I also believe it wasn’t the most substantive interview on the subject.
I’ve also heard some rambling about his school choice position.
Let me be clear about where I stand… I am not a public school cheerleader, while I don’t want them to fail, my wife and I chose to homeschool for a reason. We recognize that most kids will be in the public schools so we have a civic concern for their reform, but we also believe parents need to be empowered with choice. So personally (only speaking for myself) it really bothers me when I hear school choice demonized in our movement. I received several emails yesterday that had that tone. That isn’t to say I agree with absolutely everything that is done in the school choice movement, but it isn’t antithetical to be pro-School Choice and anti-Common Core. I am. But I am also concerned about how vouchers has pulled private schools into the Common Core – that diminishes choice as far as I’m concerned.
But I digress. This isn’t bad coverage coming from a media outlet owned by a man who has been a public champion of the the Common Core. So let’s just be thankful for the exposure.