KVTB Channel 7 in Idaho broadcast this story about an anti-Common Core rally at the Idaho Statehouse in Boise.
This rally was promoted and planned by our friends at Idahoans for Local Education, as well as, Idaho Education Watch. I am encouraged to see that a Republican candidate for Governor, Russ Fulcher, was a keynote speaker.
Russ Fulcher, a Republican candidate for governor, says the point of today’s rally is to encourage legislators to reverse course on this issue. He says today was also about raising awareness and educating the people in the state about Common Core.
“Engage with your school boards, engage with your local legislators and encourage them to return that control, return that input back to our families, back to our parents, back to our students and teachers,” said Fulcher.
Fulcher is one of two candidate who have announced their intention to run for Governor after pr0-Common Core Governor Butch Otter (R-ID) announced that he would not run for reelection. Idaho is a very red state so the most heated contest will be the Republican primary. Fulcher is a former state senator and member of the Idaho Board of Education. Lt. Governor Brad Little has announced his intention to run as well. The field could soon grow. Congressman Raúl Labrador (R-UT), businessman Tommy Ahlquist, and the current Attorney General Lawrence Wasden have also been discussed as potential candidates.