Cruz Stump Speech in Iowa: End Common Core, Abolish the Department of Ed

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) (photo credit: Gage Skidmore)
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) (photo credit: Gage Skidmore)

Marco Rubio is not the only one running against Common Core in his closing pitch to Iowans. In addition to a YouTube video, Ted Cruz is putting ending Common Core in his Iowa stump speech — as well as abolishing the Department of Education to put an end to federal intrusion into local control of schools.

The Grand Forks Herald reports:

During his speech, [Cruz] also mentioned in passing entirely abolishing the federal Department of Education when he referenced doing away entirely with the new and highly controversial Common Core national educational standards.

Maggie Gallagher is a senior fellow at the American Principles Project.