Education is important, says Donal Trump in a video that calls Common Core a “disaster,” blames it for low international rankings (that precede Common Core by many years) and backs local control.
Common Core isn’t “run from Washington,” New America’s Alexander Holt points out. Forty-two states voted to adopt it.
The Obama administration encouraged adoption by tying it to federal dollars (which many consider federal overreach), but the standards were designed by a consortium of state governors and boards of education with funding from foundations (the curriculum to teach the standards is usually decided by the local school district). So while the standards weren’t designed by your local school board, it wasn’t exactly Washington, either.
Trump states: “We have to get rid of Common Core. We have to bring education to a local level.“
Forcing states to eliminate Common Core would be running education from Washington — not local control, writes Holt.
Follow the link for a slightly different video which would not embed for me.