Huckabee says he can no longer support Common Core due to perversion

HuckGOP Presidential hopeful, Mike Huckabee, has issued a public statement withdrawing his former support of Common Core Standards. The question is how forgiving should the public be of politicians like this who convert from Common Core to Common Sense?

We certainly want elected leaders to admit when they make a mistake and fix it.

But can we trust them?

In my opinion we should use the same vetting strategies we’d use when our kids apologize up and down and swear reform: you look at how sincere the remorse is.
This is what Huckabee said to his defense:

 “Unfortunately, the locally controlled and very simple creation of standards in math and English created so that students will be measured by comparable standards regardless of geography – well, that’s been hijacked by those who took the label ‘Common Core’ and applied it to curriculum, subjects other than math and English, and even unrelated things such as personal data collection,” Huckabee said. “As a result, ‘Common Core’ as a brand is dead, and hopefully the perversion of it will die as well” Read the rest of the article here.

Ummm… So violating the constitution with nationalized standards are okay, as long as it’s for math and English?
That doesn’t sound like true remorse. That sounds like Mr. Huckabee wants to run for presidential office, and realizing the public is watching.


Karin Piper

Colorado PolitiChick Karin Piper is an award winning author and transparency expert specializing in education and union transparency. She provides policy tools necessary for parents, union memberis, teachers and decision makers to become informed consumers in the educational marketplace. She also serves as executive director of, an organization she helped found, and works with various other non-partisan likeminded organizations. Karin was a finalist for OGI's 2012 Burke-Carr Public Interest Awards and nominated as candidate for Charter School Friend of the Year in 2009. Her knowledge of state and federal open records laws and tireless advocacy for open union negotiations has been featured by major media outlets across the nation. Her debut book, CHARTER SCHOOLS: The Ultimate Handbook for Parents, was awarded a 2009 finalist in best books for parenting and education, by USA Book News and appeared in bookstores around the world. Born and raised in Sweden, she lives in Douglas County, Colorado, the epicenter of education reform. Karin is a frequently sought as a parental voice and expert opinion in response to much of today's political edu-rhetoric and legislation proposals. She has been interviewed by many news outlets, including CBS, NBC, KNUS, EdNews, Denver Post, Los Angeles Times, and many others.

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