Hillary Clinton | Candidates on Common Core

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.



  • Secretary of State (2009-2013)
  • U.S. Senator from New York (2001-2009)
  • First Lady of the United States (1993-2001)

CURRENT POSITION: Supports the Common Core

PAST POSITION: Supported the Common Core


  • 1994: As first lady, worked with National Center on Education President Marc Tucker to create the mechanisms for Common Core adoption in the “Goals 2000 Act,” “School-to-Work Act,” and 1994 reauthorization of the “Elementary and Secondary Education Act.”


“And a lot of states, unfortunately, haven’t had that. They do not understand the value of a core in the sense, a Common Core, yes, of course, you can figure out the best way in your community to try to reach — but your question is a larger one. How do we end up at a point where we are so negative about the most important non-family enterprise in the raising of the next generation which is how our kids are educated?” Hillary Clinton at 2015 Iowa Education Roundtable

“You know, what I think about the really unfortunate argument that has been going on around Common Core, it’s very painful because the Common Core started off as a bipartisan effort. It was actually nonpartisan. It wasn’t politicized. It was to try to come up with a core of learning that we might expect students to achieve across our country, no matter what kind of school district they were in, no matter how poor their family was, that there wouldn’t be two tiers of education. Everybody would be looking at what would be learned doing their best to achieve that.” —Hillary Clinton at 2015 Iowa Education Roundtable



SUMMARY: Hillary Clinton helped lay the groundwork for Common Core adoption, and has cautiously campaigned to support the Standards.

— Andrew Mullins

Photo Credit: First image graphic design by Andrew Mullins and Charity Klicka; second image by marcn.

26 thoughts on “Hillary Clinton | Candidates on Common Core

  1. Hillary said, “wouldn’t be two tiers of education.”, but that’s garbage because already if you want something to secure your future, such as algebra, trigonometry, or chemistry, you have to pay extra for that, even in the “public” schools.


    PS – No one calling themselves a Christian should ever have a child in a government school. Sorry, that’s just my opinion and I’m sticking to it.


    • Donald; that’s no opinion. It is Scriptural. Don’t be sorry for expressing the Word of God.

      **Eph_6:4 And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.

      -Sending our children to the wolves, when they are only innocent lambs, IS NOT bringing them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.

      **Tit 2:3-5
      (3) The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things;
      (4) That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children,
      (5) To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.

      ^Sending children to anywhere, public school included, is the same as teaching them that the happenings there are good and to be accepted.
      ^There are many things that go on in public schools that are complete abominations.
      -Sending children there IS NOT being a teacher of good things.
      -Having no more concern than to not only allow, but also encourage and force, their children to be under the care and guidance of the likes of government schools, or any not Christian, IS NOT loving their children.
      -It IS NOT being good either.
      -It IS NOT being a keeper at home.

      **Pro 22:6
      (6) Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.

      ^Regardless of how we go about it, we still train our child(ren); whether one on one, or by sending them for others to train.
      -By sending them to public schools parents ARE training them to value, and therefore accept and practice, those things they learn there (foul language, deceit, lying, greed, pride, selfishness, vanity, disrespect, drugs, fornication, adultery. Need I continue?).
      -Sending children to such places WILL train them up to do those very things we are told to not be a part of.
      -Sending them to public/govt schools IS NOT training them up to serve God.
      -It IS NOT training them up to find a home in heaven.
      -IT IS an atrocity, to say the least, to purposely murder children.
      -Parents send their children to such places ARE training them to become as the worldly.
      -By training them to take on the ways of the world they ARE sealing the fate, of an eternity in hell, for those children.
      -THEY ARE child murderers.

      **Mat 5:48
      (48) Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.

      ^How many times has God not only told his children what to do, but also explained how, provided a way to do those things, protected us from temptations and evils, and kept us safe?
      ^How is sending a child to ravenous wolves, where they’re taught the ways of the world,
      ^telling them to seek after and take on the ways of God?
      ^Explaining how to do so?
      ^Providing a safe environment for them to do so and until they are mature and strong enough to handle the temptations of the world?
      ^Protecting them from evil, and temptations, they can’t possibly be mature enough or strong enough to overcome?
      ^How is it keeping them safe?
      -Sending children to public/govt schools IS NOT being perfect.
      -It IS NOT being as our Father which is in heaven IS.

      ^That is more than enough to show that sending a child to be raised by the government, or others, is contrary to the Word of God.
      -As such ANYONE calling themselves Christian should NEVER send their child to such a place!!!

      More? As if that’s not enough! For any interested here’s a letter and study I sent out some time ago to many members of the Church.



  2. When I hear Hillary Clinton speak, I keep waiting with the hope that I might hear her say something. But instead, we hear incessant double-talk, politi-speak! She never actually says anything! If you posted these two quotes anonymously and asked. Who said this. I would have answered Hillary.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Common Core is one of the worst things to happen to our nation’s schools in years. I am from the generation where math was math and you need a special “degree” to do basic math. That is why so many of the parents I have talked to, have told me, their children are failing their math course because of the common core standards. Even if students are getting the correct answer, unless it is the Common Core way, the teachers are failing the students because they are using the “Standard” way or (the way their parents learned in school). We need to go back to the way math used to be and stop worrying about the book publishers (which is what Common Core is really all about)! I know that Hilary supports Common Core but my question is, “Did Chelsea grow up with Common Core?” “Did Hilary have to deal with a child who had ADHD and who was on a 504?” “Did Hilary ever have to spend three or more hours after school reteaching the material from the day because her daughter didn’t understand how it was taught in the classroom?” Because of what the Common Core has done to my daughter, I have started homeschooling her and will continue to do so, up and until, Common Core is removed from the nation’s school systems.


    • Good for you! There are getting to be more and more doing similar, for various reasons. Common core is bad. The public school system is even worse. I plea with you that you don’t give back in to its evil ways if, and when, they stop common core. It’s still a horrible place to send anyone, especially a child. Besides in so doing we neglect our duties, and privileges, of being a parent. Think about please. Have a great day!


  4. Yep. Hillary is for the Common Core! Hillary is pro GMO’s. Hillary is for having Genetically Modify Organisms in our food without us knowing about it! Hillary was a lawyer for Monsanto. Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager is a Monsanto Lobbyist!! Hillary Clinton is for mandatory vaccinations. Hillary Clinton is for Corporate control over our government, and all the money she can get for herself from them. I’m tired of people saying, She’s a woman..we should vote for her. Look at what the candidates stand for. NOT THEIR COLOR, NOT THEIR SEX. Stop being sheep!! Follow the Money!!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. This woman laid the ground work for “school to prison” under the guise of “school to work” encouraged stress inducing testing, to achieve a profit from pearson and charter schools. Hitting the profitable “Cash Cow” of public education forcing the hand of “those that care about education” she is determined to take parents rights away. We need to follow the money, because this is the Only reason ‘she’ is involved.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. This story hasn’t revealed anything informative in terms of what Hillary understands the Common Core to contain. Does she know what it actually directs or is she going to wait until much later to read it? Her quotes are unintelligent, and therefore insulting to the American public.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. How can education be a “non-family” enterprise when statistics prove that family involvement in a child’s education results in the highest level of accomplishment?


  8. I don’t even know how people like this succeed in climbing the ladder of position and power in the first place? I pray with everything in me that America changes course in who they vote for. May we as a country not repeat the last eight years of more tyranny. Has she even taken the time to research the FACTS about how homeschoolers on average score higher than those in the public school system? Does that even matter to her in any way shape or form? When the wicked are in power the righteous mourn. That’s where I find myself these days. God alone designed the family. If the family structure fails, so does society. No matter what type of schooling a child may have. If the child/ children do not have a parent/ parents who are intimately involved in helping them succeed in every area of their life, then ultimately that child will fail altogether, or struggle in ways that would be non-existent if there is a parent who cares and is involved in their life. I hope as Christians we use our vote to vote for the man who is the closest to Godly principles. May we truly seek God’s wisdom about our decision in 2016.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. For a person to have been so highly educated she lacks the common sense of a rock. Family involvement in a child’s education is one of the most important. I would never trust a person who wants to exclude the family in the schooling of my kids.

    Liked by 1 person

  10. It is interesting that she was such a big part of the dumbing down of our children. I do believe that Chelsea never had to go through this nor will Mes Clinton’s grandchildren. I taught for 41 years without CC. My students dos great no matter the poverty level. I now homeschool my granddaughter to avoid this nonsense.

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Hillary Clinton is the future of this country! I know she will be Donald Dump and will lead America into the bright future we need! Progressivism needs a strong leader like her – one who is honest, unbiased, and grounded in her beliefs. All you conservative opportunists needs to hop on the train before you get left behind!


    • There will never be a bright future if Hillary is elected. She will systematically take down every freedom our forefathers have worked hard to achieve. By the way, she is perversely dishonest and extremely biased. Do you really believe that she left he White House broke and struggling to pay her bills? They left with millions. She is a liar who depends on the ignorance of the populace to inflict her communist agenda. Greed and avarice are her constant companions.


    • It’s always refreshing to read a joke, in the middle of something so serious. It helps brighten the way, and makes one realize that even though something may be very important, if we don’t take a moment to breath, and perhaps chuckle. serious can turn into chaos and misery. Thanks for breather and joke. You are funny if nothing else. Good day!


What are your thoughts?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s