Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Megyn Kelly presses Jeb Bush on Common Core

During her interview on Monday with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Fox News' Megyn Kelly questioned the likely GOP presidential candidate about criticism of the Common Core educational standards.

Kelly: “They say it makes no sense, it forces teaching to the test. They say kids are in tears over it. Are they wrong?

Bush: “Common Core means a lot of different things to different people. So they could be right based on what’s in front of them.

"I respect people having a view, but the simple fact is that we need higher standards.

“If we don’t have high standards and assess to them faithfully, we get what we have today, which is about a third of our kids being college and/or career ready.

Kelly: “How are you going to get the GOP base onboard with this, since they are overwhelmingly against it?”

Bush: “I’m going to tell people what I think, which is that high standards are better than low standards.

“And I’m going to show them the record in Florida where we led the nation in terms of learning gains.”

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