The CNBC debate is memorable for many reasons, with the complete lack of preparedness of the moderators standing out as unfortunate circumstance number one. At numerous points during the evening, candidates called out the moderators for the low quality of their questions. Becky Quick was obviously biased against the candidates and repeatedly steered the discussion to “Pay Inequality” only to be viciously rebuffed. At one point, Quick couldn’t remember where she’d heard that Donald Trump was critical of Mark Zuckerberg’s immigration stance. Trump capitalized on her apparent confusion by cutting her off and declaring, “Probably, I don’t know. You people write this stuff.”
An exchange between CNBC’s Carl Quintinalla and Dr. Benjamin Carson brought loud boos from the debate audience and resulted in him asking aloud “See? They know” referring to the GOP candidates accusing the moderators of being biased against them.… Continue Reading
Compiled by Lia Annunziata
Some of the concerns with Common Core include the questionable academic quality, non-transparent creation and quick adoption, federal involvement, expansion of student data-mining and the further erosion of state and local control.
As they have learned how Common Core will affect curricula, teaching, and testing, state lawmakers and citizens have strongly objected, causing more than a dozen states to consider withdrawing and others to drop their involvement with federally funded tests.
Here’s what the 2016 Republican Presidential Candidates say about Common Core.
Where the Republican Candidates Stand
“I don’t believe the federal government should be involved in the creation of standards directly or indirectly; the creation of curriculum or content. That is clearly a state responsibility. I’m for higher standards, measured in an intellectually honest way with abundant school choice and ending social promotion…if states want to opt out of common core, fine.… Continue Reading