How N.H. Common Core Moms Made Candidates Take Notice

From left: Ohio Gov. John Kasich, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker

New Hampshire is about to embark on a tradition like no other. We are about to go to the polls to elect a candidate in the primary election who will likely be a nominee for President of the United States. What most people don’t know, however, is that the groundwork for one of the major issues of this election was laid years ago by moms and parents across New Hampshire.

In 2010, New Hampshire’s Board of Education voted, with little notice to the public, to adopt the Common Core Standards. However, alert parents researched the standards and began to warn others about how they would negatively impact our schools and our children. In short, Common Core enforces a dumbed-down education on our children, one that fails to prepare them for an authentic university education. It is laden with education fads and puts children at a severe disadvantage as compared to their peers in private schools and high-performing countries.

We also served notice that we would demand accountability. We made it clear that Democratic, Republican and Independent candidates alike would have to justify their conduct. Neither federal nor state officeholders would escape scrutiny. Those who engineered the Common Core debacle as well as those who failed to stand and fight against Common Core would render themselves unsuitable for any office. We made it clear that this is not a “check-box” issue: Candidates must fight like the heroes and good servants you want us to believe you to be. Continue Reading