Nov 20, 2016 06:45 AM EST
How Can Trump Scrap Common Core State Standards By Considering Core Supporters For Education Secretary?
Donald Trump is known to be anti-Common Core State Standards because according to him, it is a "total disaster" and as soon as he sits in the White House, he will get rid of it. But why did he consider two of Florida governor Jeb Bush's allies who are notable, key Core supporter?
Recently, Jason Miller, the spokesman for Trump Cabinet, mentioned the names of two women Michelle Rhee and Eva Moskowitz whom president-elect Donald Trump considers as Education Secretary. Surprisingly, they are both for Common Core State Standards, the same as Gov. Bush.
Rhee is the former D.C. schools chancellor and founder of the Students First education advocacy group. She was also a leader in the corporate reform movement together with Gov. Bush. Both campaigned nationwide urging stated not to abandon the Core. She vows to remain a Democrat in her lifetime, as per The Washington Post.
Moskowitz is a Democrat and the founder of the Success Academy network of "no excuses" charter schools in New York. Sean Spicer, the spokesman for the Republican National Committee, confirms that Trump had discussions with Moskowitz. She later disclosed that the Trump Cabinet position is not for her but will help in promoting school choice.
Trump may be looking at unlikely choices for education secretary for his campaign promise but perhaps he already knew that no U.S. president or education secretary for that matter can demand a state to abandon the current system of education.
Since the states have the authority to decide what's best for their territory as far as the education system is concerned, the Trump administration will need a tough convincing power and not just bullying in giving good reasons, options and even concrete funding sources that will eventually lead them to abandon the standards, according to Washington Times.
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