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    Another GOP Rep. Comes out against 'Common Core'

    06/25/2013

    According to knoxnews.com Representative Scott DesJarlais (R-TN/4) has stated he is opposing the Common Core standards. DesJarlais noted that the standards are “guided by President Barack Obama’s administration, which used federal funding through “Race to the Top” legislation as “coercion” to prod states into adopting the standards.” In addition, he said that “so not only have states forfeited their academic standards to unaccountable Washington bureaucrats they’ve accepted in return, watered down, internationally uncompetitive standards to which to hold our children.”


    http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2013/jun/23/desjarlais-common-core-standards-watered-down/