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Hearn: Fear Drives CCore Opponents

On his Facebook wall, new Coeur d'Alene School Board Chairman Tom Hearn writes re: attending anti-Common Core meeting at Candlelight Church Fellowship last evening:

An interesting though clearly one sided and biased presentation about Common Core. As I was listening to the speakers and questions from the crowd I was struck by the fear and lack of trust that some people in the audience seemed to have of government at all levels….even a very conservative Idaho state government. Educators I have talked to believe these standards are higher than we have in Idaho and would be an improvement over Idaho's current standards. These standards are now Idaho law and the school board retains control over curriculum and lesson plans. I think some of the people in the audience would be more willing to be supportive of these high educational standards if the federal government and Idaho state leaders were opposed to them.

  • DFO: I've posted Vice Chairman Christa Hazel's full statement via Facebook re: Common Core in the comments section below.

Question: Are you tired of the fear-mongering in Idaho?


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