by Dr. Susan Berry19 Jun 2015116
Opponents of the Common Core standards protested the appearance of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush in Tampa Friday at the Hillsborough County Republican Lincoln Day dinner.
The newly declared 2016 presidential contender was in his home state to address hundreds of people at the fundraising event, reports SaintPetersBlog.
Protesters’s concerns about Common Core ranged from the amount of testing, to federal intrusion in education, to “Common Core math.”
“I’m against anything that nationalizes education,” said Emma Jane Miller, a member of the Hillsborough County Republican Executive Committee who was unhappy with Bush as the choice of keynote at the dinner. “When Jeb Bush left Florida in 2006, he helped create the Foundation for Excellence in Education, and they have done nothing but push Common Core in 45 states.”
Miller said she hopes Common Core opponents will be able to prevent Bush from getting the Republican nomination. Continue reading at breitbart.com.