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Monday, February 9, 2015

Bobby Jindal on Common Core: Trust Moms, Not Bureaucrats

By Rick Pearcey • February 9, 2015, 10:47 AM

"Louisiana governor and potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate Bobby Jindal is continuing to voice his growing outrage over the Common Core state education standards, which the federal government played an influential role in encouraging most states to adopt," Samuel Smith reports at Christian Post.

"Speaking at a Thursday luncheon at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. hosted by the American Principles Project, a conservative organization rallying opposition to Common Core, Jindal argued that the Common Core standards stand against American values and causes local communities to lose control over how they educate their own children," according to Christian Post.

"Local parents, local teachers, local leaders need to make these decisions," Jindal is quoted as saying. "The idea that through Common Core, that we would allow for the first time the federal government to be making curriculum decisions, in violation of the 10th Amendment of the United States Constitution and violation of long-established federal law."

"In June, Jindal tried to pull Louisiana out of Common Core, but the state education board, education superintendent and state legislature opposed such a move," Christian Post reports.

"In our entire history as a country, we've never allowed the federal government to make these decisions for us. Now is not the time to start," the Post quotes Jindal as saying. "Trust these moms. I have more confidence in the moms in this room than I do in any collection of bureaucrats."