Author Topic: Panelist at Podesta Think Tank on Common Core: 'The Children Belong to All of Us'  (Read 224 times)

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Offline happyg

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By Penney Starr

– In addressing criticism of the Common Core national education standards, a panelist at the Center for American Progress (CAP), a liberal think tank, said critics were a “tiny minority” who opposed standards altogether, which was unfair because “the children belong to all of us.”

The CAP was founded by John Podesta, former chief of staff to Bill Clinton and now an adviser to President Barack Obama.  At a CAP event to promote Common Core on Friday, CNSNews.com asked about the critics who say federal monetary incentives attached to Common Core is driving the states to implement the standards.

Paul Reville, the former secretary of education for Massachusetts and a Common Core supporter, said,  “To be sure, there’s always a small voice – and I think these voices get amplified in the midst of these arguments – of people who were never in favor of standards in the first place and never wanted to have any kind of testing or accountability and those voices get amplified.”
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a panelist at the Center for American Progress (CAP), a liberal think tank, said critics were a “tiny minority” who opposed standards altogether, which was unfair because “the children belong to all of us.”

Typical Leftist, gets things totally backwards.

All adults belong to the children, not the other way around.
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Listened to former governor of PA, Rendell on the Hannity radio show this afternoon.. he LOVES Hillary (of course) but if we absolutely have to elect a Republican he heart Jeb Bush - one reason is No Child Left Behind and Common Core which Rendell thinks is wonderful and he thanks the Bush family for this.
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