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FreedomWorks Supports North Carolina’s Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest’s Request for Education Answers

Washington, DC- FreedomWorks is announcing its support of North Carolina Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest’s request that the state’s Department of Public Instruction answer his questions about the implementation of Common Core standards before their August State Board of Education meeting. FreedomWorks Director of Grassroots Whitney Neal released the following statement:

“Common Core is a special interest takeover of our education system that replaces local control with national standards, treating every child as though they are the same and learn the same. These standards affect every school in the nation by allowing big business and bureaucrats into the classroom. The standards established through Common Core fail to account for innovation or critical thinking. Education should be about rewarding excellence and treating children like the unique individuals they are—not racing our students to the middle.”

FreedomWorks believes that a national takeover of education curriculum hurts students, teachers, and families. Whitney Neal has been a leading voice on the issue of Common Core, and encourages FreedomWorks members in North Carolina to contact the Department of Public Instruction and request that they respond to the Lieutenant Governor publicly with their answers to his questions.

FreedomWorks is a grassroots service center to a community of over 6 million activists who believe in individual liberty and constitutionally-limited government. For more information, please visit or contact Whitney Neal at