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Lawmaker Who Led Charge Against Common Core Runs for Congress

Louisiana parent activist and attorney Sara Wood describes former state lawmaker Brett Geymann as a “modern day Sam Adams” and “statesman” who will help steer Congress back to its rightful constitutional authority.

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Carly Fiorina on Common Core ‘It’s All Crony Capitalism Folks’

During a town hall event Wednesday in Oskaloosa, Iowa, GOP 2016 contender Carly Fiorina said Republicans have been involved in creating education programs such as Common Core, No Child Left Behind, and Race to the Top that, ultimately, amount to “crony capitalism.”

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Textbook Executive Loves Common Core ‘Rebrands’: ‘I Can Sell a Sh** Ton of Training Around Whatever You Call It’

In the second Common Core undercover video by Project Veritas, an account executive at textbook publisher Houghton-Mifflin Harcourt demonstrates why Common Core “rebrands,” whereby states claim to “repeal” the Common Core standards to appease citizens, but then simply replace them with the same or very similar standards with a local flavor name, are very profitable for publishers.

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CNBC: Common Core a Cash Cow to Corporations

Hundreds of millions of dollars have already been paid to corporations like Pearson, McGraw-Hill, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Scholastic, and Apple since 2012 in contracts related to the controversial Common Core standards.

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Battle Lines Drawn Between Anti-Common Core Superintendent and Arizona Governor

The battle in Arizona between newly elected state superintendent Diane Douglas (R) – who won her race on an anti-Common Core platform – and newly elected Gov. Doug Ducey (R) is illuminating the divide between conservatives who want local control of education and establishment politicians who espouse – whether openly or not – the nationalized standards.

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Louisiana News Editorial Board Slams Bobby Jindal’s Stance on Common Core

The NOLA.com/Times-Picayune editorial board is quoting a big business and industry group in Louisiana to rail against Gov. Bobby Jindal’s (R) recent executive order to protect parents and school districts from consequences of opting out of the Common Core-aligned PARCC tests.