A fellow Republican calls out Ohio Gov. Kasich about Common Core: John Kasich, said recently... http://t.co/7CintYKi9A #ccss #CommonCore
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John Kasich explains his support for Common Core in a October 5, 2014 interview during his reelection campaign for Ohio governor:
Kasich: 41%, by the way, of Ohio students who enter college are taking some sort of remedial education which shows that we need to beef it up K-12. Those higher standards have to be met by a curriculum that local school boards write. We're [Ohio state government] not writing what they should teach, and the federal government, or Barack Obama is not writing what they should teach, contrary to what some people think. It is decided by local school boards with advice from parents who live in the school district. Ah, if it was anything other than that, I wouldn't support it. But I do support higher standards, and I support local control. And there's a test that is going to take a look at how kids are doing. We have delayed the impact of that test for year [conveniently, until after Gov Kasich's reelection bid]. If the test appears to be, you know, out of line, goofy, or whatever, we'll just get rid of the test, but we're not getting rid of higher standards.
Interviewer: Common Core. So you're, as it stands right now, you're supporting?
Kasich: Again, for higher standards. That's what it is, a buzz word. I just want people to understand what it is. If you support higher standards, and local school boards, and local communities devising them, then, I'm for that--if that's what common core represents, great! The other thing that is really important is that we reiterated this, in our last budget, and we now have parental advisers who can advise those school boards to make sure that curriculum -oh, and by the way it only covers English and math. It is, we're not going into history or any of these other things with the common core.
It seems Gov Kasich is taking Gov Huckabee's advice: once voters find out about common core, change it's name to protect the guilty. From DR. SUSAN BERRY 1 Feb 2014 Breitbart article "Mike Huckabee to Common Core Creators: Rebrand, Don't Retreat"
"According to The Washington Post, at a recent meeting of the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), one of the organizations that created the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), Huckabee urged state education officials to get rid of the “Common Core” name because it has become “toxic.”
As the Post indicates, however, Huckabee still intends to support the standards.
“Rebrand it, refocus it, but don’t retreat,” Huckabee reportedly told CCSSO members."