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Jindal: Common Core Was Bait and Switch, Like ObamaCare

Jindal: Common Core Was Bait and Switch, Like ObamaCare

On “Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace,” Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-LA) said the Common Core program was a a “bait and switch” just like ObamaCare.

“Common Core was never supposed to be a top-down government-run approach,” Jindal said. “I’ve never been for the federal government making curriculum decisions. It was supposed to be voluntary standards. This was a bait and switch. The race to the top was never supposed to be about Common Core and that’s why we’re suing the federal government.” 

“This is a violation of the 10th Amendment of the Constitution. Existing law says the federal government shouldn’t make curriculum decisions,” he continued. “They’ve broken federal law in the race to the top funding, in the no child left behind waivers using federal dollars to force states into Common Core. By the way, I’m still for high standards. I don’t want a one size fits all approach coming out of D.C.”

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