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There Is Only One GOP Presidential Contender that Still Likes Common Core

Now that New Jersey governor Chris Christie has “evolved” on his opinion of Common Core, almost every GOP presidential primary contender now opposes the education takeover, with the exception of one: Jeb Bush.

According to Politico: 

Virtually every 2016 Republican presidential candidate has turned against the education standards, other than former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.

“The truth is that it’s simply not working,” Christie said during a speech at Burlington County College in Pemberton, N.J. It wasn’t so long ago that Christie was an ardent supporter of the standards himself.

Like nearly every other governor in the country — Republican or Democrat — he agreed to adopt them in 2010. But Common Core has come under a withering grass-roots attack from conservatives who believe the standards are an attempt to nationalize education, and it has become a litmus test for Republicans with national ambition. To be sure, many on the left despise the educational standards, but conservatives ranging from Rand Paul to Christie now feel compelled to abandon any association with Common Core.

The education system needs more options for children and parents, not a one-size-fits-all mandatory program. At the end of the day, educational decisions are best left between families and teachers, not politicians and bureaucrats.

Deneen Borelli

Deneen Borelli is the author of Blacklash: How Obama and the Left are Driving Americans to the Government Plantation. Deneen is a contributor with Newsmax Broadcasting. She is a former Fox News contributor and has appeared regularly on “Hannity,” “Fox & Friends,” “Your World with Neil Cavuto,” and “America’s Newsroom.” She has also appeared on Fox Business Network programs “Making Money with Charles Payne,” “The Evening Edit with Liz MacDonald,” and “Cavuto: Coast to Coast.” Previously, Deneen appeared on MSNBC, CNN, the BBC and C-SPAN. In addition to television, Deneen co-hosted radio programs on the SiriusXM Patriot channel with her husband Tom. Recently, Deneen co-hosted the Reigniting Liberty podcast with Tom. Deneen is a frequent speaker at political events, including the FreedomWorks 9.12.2009 March on D.C. which drew a crowd estimated at over 800,000 people. Deneen is also an Ambassador with, a social media platform that promotes free speech, and with the America First Policy Institute (AFPI) which advances policies that put Americans first. Deneen testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources in May 2011 and before the Ohio House Public Utilities Committee in December 2011. Previously, Deneen was a host, Outreach Director with overseeing its outreach program, a Project 21 Senior Fellow, and Manager of Media Relations with the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE). Prior to joining CORE, Deneen worked at Philip Morris USA for 20 years. During her corporate career at Philip Morris she worked in various positions, her last as Project Management Coordinator in the Information Management department where she was responsible for the department’s mandated quality processes, communications, sales information and database management. Deneen began her Philip Morris career as a secretary and advanced to positions of increasing responsibilities. Deneen worked full-time and attended classes at night for 11 years to earn her B.A. in Managerial Marketing from Pace University, New York City. Deneen served on the Board of Trustees with The Opportunity Charter School in Harlem, New York. She appeared in educational videos for children, worked as a runway fashion model, and auditioned for television commercials. Her interests include ancient history, pistol target shooting, photography, and volunteering at her church. Deneen currently resides in Connecticut with her husband Tom.

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