“Common Core’s a total disaster,” and “We’re going to end Common Core.” Those were the words spoken by Donald Trump in a video he uploaded to Facebook on Tuesday,
Donald Trump vowed to end the controversial nationwide education program.
Since it was adopted in 2010, the Common Core has been attacked by some opponents who say it imposes a one-size-fits-all approach to education in the US.
Trump’s position against the standards isn’t surprising, as there is near universal opposition to the Common Core among Republican politicians.
Among Republicans who have spoken out against Common Core are Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey and Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana. They flipped their previous support to stand in opposition of the program.
In the video, Trump also took a swipe at what he described as America’s failing education system, saying the US was rated “28 in the world” in terms of education, lagging behind what he called “third-world countries.”
“Twenty-five countries are better than us at education,” Trump said in June. “And some of them are like third-world countries.”
Here’s Donald Trump’s full video against common core: