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Progressive presidential candidate.
MUST SUPPORT PUBLIC EDUCATION.
No. Not just the words. Not as a soundbite. Must actually support policies that help public schools – not tear them apart and sell them away piece-by-piece while you smile and brag about how much you support education.
This means you must:
1) Repudiate and Vow to Repeal Common Core State Standards
-Must know how they were created by unqualified partisans with little input from real educators.
-Cash strapped states were coerced into accepting them – in many cases even before they were done being written – as a condition for increased funding.
-They have never been proven to help kids learn and are in fact a massive social experiment at taxpayers’ expense and students’ peril.
-They are a huge payday for the testing and test prep industry who provide the new standardized assessments and new textbooks necessary for their implementation.
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