This may seem like old news,  but I’m posting this as a reminder to candidates who are running as Republicans.

Two years ago, the Republican National Committee (RNC) passed a resolution claiming the Republican Party recognized Common Core was an inappropriate overreach of the federal government into local education,  and that it vowed to repeal these standards and any legislation that supported them.

Ohio’s Gov John Kasich does not agree with this resolution and has embraced and supports  Common Core in Ohio.

How can we sell the Republican party to newcomers?  We show them the Republican platform and tell them this is what the party represents, what they strive for, join us if you also believe these things.   Then we have rouge candidates like Gov Kasich who ignore the platform,  and in many cases, do just the opposite.

If the RNC candidates can’t follow the platform,  do like Gov Kasich and the Ohio GOP did,  remove it and do away with it.  That way they do not need to answer to anyone as to what they represent and what they do.

Below is the entire resolution that was passed on April 12th, 2013.


 

RESOLUTION CONCERNING COMMON CORE EDUCATION STANDARDS

WHEREAS, the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) are a set of academic standards written, promoted and supported by two private membership organizations, the National Governor’s Association (NGA) and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) as a method for conforming American students to uniform (“one size fits all”) achievement goals to make them more competitive in a global marketplace, (1.) and

WHEREAS, though Federal Law prohibits the nationalization of curriculum (2.), all states were enticed to adopt the CCSS in order to receive Race To The Top grants financed by stimulus funds, and

WHEREAS, the NGA and CCSSO in concert with the same corporations developing the CCSS‘assessments’ have created new textbooks, digital media and other teaching materials aligned to the standards which must be purchased and adopted by local school districts in order that students may effectively compete on CCSS‘assessments’, and

WHEREAS, the CCSS effectively removes educational choice and competition since all schools and all districts must use Common Core ‘assessments’ based on the Common Core standards to allow all students to advance in the school system and to advance to higher education pursuits; therefore be it

RESOLVED, the Republican National Committee, as stated in the 2012 Republican Party Platform,“do not believe in a one size fits all approach to education and support providing broad education choices to parents and children at the State and local level,” (p35)(3.), which is best based on a freemarket approach to education for students to achieve individual excellence; and, be it further

RESOLVED, the Republican National Committee recognizes the CCSS for what it is– an inappropriate overreach to standardize and control the education of our children so they will conform to a preconceived “normal,” and, be it further

RESOLVED, the 2012 Republican Party Platform specifically states the need to repeal the numerous federal regulations which interfere with State and local control of public schools, (p36) (3.); and therefore, the Republican National Committee rejects this CCSS plan which creates and fits the country with a nationwide straitjacket on academic freedom and achievement.

as adopted by the Republican National Committee on April 12, 2013.