BILL CLINTON CALLS FOR ‘REBUILDING OUR EDUCATION SYSTEM’ WITH A ‘COMMON CORE’
Former President Bill Clinton expressed passing support for the Common Core education program while speaking at the “Let Freedom Ring” rally commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington led by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
“We cannot be disheartened by the forces of resistance to building a modern economy and good jobs or to rebuilding our education system to give all our children a common core or to give all Americans access to affordable college training programs,” Clinton told the audience.
WASHINGTON, DC – AUGUST 28: Former US President Bill Clinton delivers remarks during the ‘Let Freedom Ring’ commemoration event, at the Lincoln Memorial August 28, 2013 in Washington, DC. The event was to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s ‘I Have a Dream’ speech and the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.Credit: Getty Images
Common Core is the controversial education standards adopted by 46 states for English and math in K-12. The system was developed and supported by the National Governors Association and the teachers unions. It is also backed by the Obama administration and its “Race to the Top” education framework.