Ted Cruz released a two-and-a-half minute YouTube video announcing a homeschooling coalition and slamming Common Core:
“Some on the left want to shut down those who don’t abide by the Common Core agenda, but mark my words that is not going to happen,” Cruz said. “If I’m elected president, I will direct the U.S. Department of Education – which should be abolished … I will direct the Department of Education that Common Core ends today.
“Instead, I will restore power back to the states and to the local governments and ultimately back to the parents – those closest to our kids who have direct responsibility for raising our children, each and every one mom and dad.
“It’s time to champion school choice, and especially homeschooling,” Cruz said.
Maggie Gallagher is a senior fellow at the American Principles Project.