Hillary’s Response To A Question About Common Core Sparked A Terse Response From John Stossel
Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s first official campaign stop in Iowa featured a “round table” discussion with six locals (three men and three women) — a combination of students and educators at Kirkwood Community College in Monticello. That’s where Clinton praised Common Core and its effects on the “most important, non-family enterprise.”
The former Secretary of State asked a few questions and then took questions from the six people selected for the sit-down.
Diane, a high school English teacher with twenty-one years in the classroom, asked one of the last questions. She first endorsed Common Core, the controversial national takeover of the education system. ”I think the Common Core is a wonderful step in the right direction of improving American education,” said Diane. Adding, “It’s painful to see that attacked.”
The veteran teacher wondered what Mrs. Clinton could do to “bring that heart back to education in the United States?”
Clinton called Diane’s statement a “powerful, touching comment” and called the debate about Common Core a “really unfortunate argument.”
“Your question is a larger one, ” Clinton continued, “How do we end up at a point where we are so negative about the most important, non-family enterprise and the raising of the next generation — which is how our kids are educated?” More