Every week leading up to the 2016 Primary Season, HSLDA will post a profile for one of the 2016 Presidential candidates on Homeschooling Now, highlighting where each stands on the Common Core State Standards Initiative. For more information on the Common Core, check out our free resources at HSLDA.org/CommonCore.
- Chairman and president of The Trump Organization
- Host of The Apprentice
CURRENT POSITION: Opposes Common Core
“The last thing we need is another Bush,” Trump said. “He’s totally in favor of Common Core—that’s a disaster—it’s bad. It should be local and all of that.” — Speech at the Iowa Freedom Summit, January 2015 via Breitbart
On the Department of Education: “You could cut that way, way, way down.” … “I am totally against Common Core.” —South Carolina Tea Party Convention, Myrtle Beach, January 2015 via Forbes
“Education has to be local.” —Announcement of 2016 Presidential Candidacy, June 2015
SUMMARY: Donald Trump is strongly against Common Core and has attacked other 2016 candidates for not standing strong against the national standards.
— Andrew Mullins and Lauren Mitchell
Photo Credit: First image graphic design by Andrew Mullins; second image by Gage Skidmore.