At a recent town hall in New Hampshire, Marco Rubio had this to say about the Common Core and the federal role in Education:
Questioner: “I have four children in middle school and high school. And my question is, as president, what will you do to put education back in the hands of parents and local governments, give us more choice, and free us parents, students, and teachers from Common Core?”
Rubio: On my first day in office, I will sign an order ordering every and all US federal agencies that are involved in the implementation of Common Core to cease and desist from all work in implementing it.
I support curriculum reform…and we did it in Florida when I was the speaker of the House. We improved our curriculum at the state level. And let me tell you why that’s important. Because if you have a problem with a school curriculum, or any of you have a problem with the school curriculum, you can go see your school board member, you can go see the principal, you can go see your legislator. Try going to the Department of Education at the federal level. You won’t find a person to talk to about it! We don’t need a national school board. In fact, I don’t think we even need a Department of Education at the federal level.
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