Common Core in Oregon: It Could Get Ugly

PolitiChicks.comOregon’s Common Core Warriors waited with baited breath to find out where the new Governor’s education position would land them in the sea of the Common Core debacle.

With a tip of her hand in her new appointment of Lindsey Capps as her education advisor we all see what we needed to know.

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Capps, according to Oregon Live, is a former Congressional aide and leader of the Oregon teacher’s union, was tapped by Gov. Kate Brown on Thursday to become her education policy adviser.

For the seven months prior, Capps served as chief of staff to Oregon Chief Education Officer Nancy Golden and chief lobbyist for her agency. Prior to that, he was director of the Oregon Education Association’s Center for Great Public Schools.

So, as predicted, it will be the same song and dance in Oregon. A union guy will be in the ear of the governor and advising her on policies to see implemented in Oregon.

I’m not sure the teachers are going to be happy even though he’s a union man. During his time with the union he worked towards the legislature mandated teacher evaluations.

Nobody will be losing their jobs here, either. The former education adviser to Governor Kitzhaber, Dani Ledezma, will switch to advising Brown on housing and human services.

When I was a child I enjoyed the game of musical chairs, but as an adult, I don’t see the usefulness in playing this game in politics and the educational future of our children. What does an education advisor know about health and human services? Probably about as much as she knew about education.

A former congressional aide, lobbyist, and union hack will have a large say in Oregon education. I can’t imagine what kind of agenda he may have, can you?

Macey France

Oregon PolitiChick Macey France is co-founder of the Stop Common Core in Oregon and is working with parents across the state to educate and help them to learn how to advocate for their children's education. Macey has spoken at many Common Core informational meetings across the state of Oregon. Macey's articles on Common Core have been picked up by various news outlets and she has been a guest on many radio shows across the nation. Macey's article about The Bluest Eye was featured on a panel on Al Jazeera America and was nominated for a CPAC Blogger Award for Best Sunlight Post of 2013. Macey is a strong conservative with libertarian leanings, making her more of a "conservatarian." Preserving the constitutional and moral values of that this great nation was founded on for her children is her priority. She is a stay at home mom of two boys who are now in elementary school. As a mom who has always been interested in politics, religion and all of the taboo subjects, she has always had a lot to say about the state of the nation. When she realized the Common Core Standards were not only bad news for children but a government coup over education, she decided to fight back and is now considered one of the nation's leading experts on all-things-Common Core. When she's not having uncomfortable arguments with strangers on Facebook she can be found spending time with her husband of 15 years and two sons. Find Macey France on Facebook and Twitter: @MaceyFrancePC

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