This past Friday, speaking before the Fort Lauderdale, FL National Urban League Conference, Republican presidential candidate former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-FL) said President Barack Obama is “speaking the truth” on racial injustice.
Jeb Bush appeared to be pandering to African-Americans while pushing Common Core during his speech.
He seems to think what Barack Obama is doing is good.
Bush touted his economic goals and education reforms during his term as governor and told the largely African-American audience he hopes to reestablish trust “in our vital institutions.”
Two days ago, a St. Pete Polls Survey of more than 1900 registered Republican voters had Trump leading Bush in Florida, his home state.
These are the results.
Donald Trump: 26.1%
Jeb Bush: 20.0%
Scott Walker: 12.2%
Marco Rubio: 9.7%
Ben Carson: 4.5%
Ted Cruz: 4.2%
John Kasich: 4.1%
Rand Paul: 3.3%
Unsure or Someone else: 15.9%
He can’t say enough about his love of Common Core which is a grand opportunity for D.C. to educate our children. What could possibly go wrong with that?
Jeb, like his brother before him, doesn’t recognize that education is, or at least should be, a state and local responsibility, as a writer for the American Spectator once pointed out.
A President Bush will be a President School Marm butting into our business on the local level.
George Will gets it but George Bush doesn’t. It’s Obamacare for education.
“It is not about the content of the standards, which would be objectionable even if written by Aristotle and refined by Shakespeare,” George Will wrote in an op-ed for The Washington Post. “Rather, the point is that, unless stopped now, the federal government will not stop short of finding in Common Core a pretext for becoming a national school board.”
“Bush says ‘standards are different than curriculum’ and: ‘I would be concerned if we had a national curriculum influenced by the federal government. My God, I’d break out in a rash,’” Will continues. “But standards will shape what is tested, and textbooks will be ‘aligned’ with the tests.”
Will used Title IX as an example. The rule states no person “shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.”
“Title IX’s 31 words beget hundreds of pages of minute stipulations and mandates,” he wrote, pointing out the rape charge “epidemic” that has now become even ludicrous.
“If Bush does not see the pertinence of this episode to Common Core, which is the thin end of a potentially enormous federal wedge,” Will said, “he should not be put in charge of the executive branch.”