The VOX reported on a PEW poll which showed that among the Republican base, whether a business conservative or a Steadfast Conservative, the numbers opposing common core are the same.

The two solidly-Republican groups, Steadfast and Business Conservatives, oppose Common Core by more than two-to-one (61%-25% and 61%-23%, respectively).

The fact that business conservatives have not been swayed into solid support for Common Core is a major problem for the supporters.

VOX said,

“This is a huge failure for the US Chamber of Commerce. The group spent much of the past year making a case for the standards from a business perspective.

The chamber argued that high, uniform expectations in math and language arts will produce better workers and a stronger economy. They made slick videos. They published op-eds. Yet they failed to convince even their core constituency — business conservatives.”

Here is Missouri the people in the Missouri Coalition Against Common Core gave over 120 presentations around the state in the last 12 months, presenting the facts on the standards and showing that they are part of a larger agenda that many conservatives just don’t agree with. We don’t see our children as human capital to be studied, experimented on and used for the benefit of the state and the corporatists who wish to control the state.


Anne Gassel

Anne has been writing on MEW since 2012 and has been a citizen lobbyist on Common Core since 2013. Some day she would like to see a national Hippocratic oath for educators “I will remember that there is an art to teaching as well as science, and that warmth, sympathy and understanding are sometimes more important than policy or what the data say. My first priority is to do no harm to the children entrusted to my temporary care.”

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