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Incorrect, Gov. Bush: Potential candidate still confused over Common Core facts

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Speaking off the cuff, it’s easy to make a mistake. But for a long time former Florida governor – and trendy presidential possibility – Jeb Bush has been criticizing Common Core opponents for, among other things, saying the Core was heavily pushed by the federal government. His still getting the basics wrong on how Core adoption went down must be called out.
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Full facts needed on the Common Core standards

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Friday, the Washington Post had a story, also featured in their DC-area radio ads, about how some states are looking to change the name of the Common Core, but not the substance, because the brand has gotten too toxic.
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Are federal school vouchers a good idea?

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, Senators Lamar Alexander and Tim Scott proposed taking federal education funding and voucherizing it, allowing it to follow students to the schools of their choice, public or private.
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The contempt’s the thing

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – There’s been much ink spilled the past few days over U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan’s defense of the Common Core, delivered as an obnoxious attack on white, suburban women.
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Facebook opens takedown hotline for public schools

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. – I was critical earlier this year when lawmakers in my home state of Maryland enacted “Grace’s Law,” purporting to ban so-called cyberbullying — in this case, the use of hurtful online language as part of a course of conduct that inflicts serious emotional distress or harassment on a Maryland juvenile, apparently whether or not the speaker knows that the person distressed by the speech is a Maryland juvenile.
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