Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Kimpson Shows Ignorance About Common Core

A South Carolina Senate subcommittee meeting on Wednesday heard from both sides regarding the state's adoption of Common Core standards. Needless to say, the audience's views supported the opposition. However, our new Senate member from Charleston made some remarks to the press that showed his lack of understanding regarding both Common Core's origins and effects. He simply spouted the party line from Common Core's supporters while trying to appear unbiased: 
Sen. Marlon Kimpson, D-Charleston, said Wednesday's meeting showed South Carolinians are passionate on both sides about education. Kimpson added he is in favor of the adoption of Common Core because business leaders have said the standards prepare students for the workforce.
"We can't be afraid to try something new in South Carolina," Kimpson said. "These standards have been vetted. I'm willing to give it a try."
Vetted by whom? Bill and Melinda Gates? Arne Duncan? "Business leaders"?

Try again, Marlon.

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