Hard core

May 22nd, 2014
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Hawaii Republicans voted to adopt a resolution at their state convention last Saturday that opposes the Common Core curriculum as "an inappropriate overreach to standardize and control the education of our children so they will conform to a preconceived `normal.'"

But Hawaii's best-known Republican -- former Gov. Linda Lingle -- has defended the education standards, which were created under the Bush administration.

Lingle, who works with the Bipartisan Policy Center, was one of five former Republican governors who spoke up this week at an event sponsored by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation in Washington, D.C.

According to an account from the McClatchy Washington Bureau, the former governors worried that "disinformation from conservatives threatened to hijack" higher standards for students.

From the McClatchy report:

“If we fail to implement the Common Core and go back to the drawing board again, there’s going to be another generation that falls further behind internationally,” said former Hawaii Republican Gov. Linda Lingle.

Parents are right to complain about curricula or tests they don’t like, Lingle said. “But that’s not what the Common Core is.”

2 Responses to “Hard core”

  1. Especially Incognito:

    lingle plans to run for office.
    Under her watch, schools got Furlough Fridays.
    once a republican and always a republican.
    she plans to run for senate.

    "But Hawaii's best-known Republican -- former Gov. Linda Lingle -- has defended the education standards, which were created under the Bush administration."
    she was governor under President Bush, is reason she defends the standards.

    Majority of parents cannot pass the GED.
    They are the ones complaining about Common Core.
    Students cannot learn without knowing how to read, write
    and do math. Many subjects are taught to develope thinking,
    solving and social skills.


  2. Tyrion Lannister:

    Not surprising since Lingle ignored every other platform item the HRP ever adopted... Pro Life, Jones Act, Tax cuts...forget it.


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