Ben Carson Criticizes Common Core at CPAC

During the Q&A portion of his CPAC remarks on February 26th, Dr. Ben Carson was asked about his views on education and Common Core. His response was:

“I think, as I mentioned before, education is the great divide in this country. It doesn’t matter what your ethnic background or any other background: you get a good education, you write your own ticket. Now, the best education is the education that is closest to home. And I’ve found, for instance: home schoolers do the best. Private schoolers: next best. Charter schoolers: next best. And public schoolers: worst. So that’s why we need school choice. Common Core is not school choice. I do believe in standards, but those standards obviously are set by parents and people who do home schooling or they wouldn’t be doing so well. Those standards are set by private schools. And public schools need to learn how to compete, but they don’t need some central government to tell them how to do it.”

The entirety of Ben Carson’s CPAC appearance can be viewed below: