Despite the fact that former Florida Governor / former Candidate for the GOP Nomination, Jeb Bush, strongly stood for Common Core — he praised Trump’s choice for the Secretary of Education.
(Jeb Bush tweeted out his statement of approval for President-elect Trump’s Sec. of Education selection, Betsy DeVos.)
President-elect Donald Trump called out Jeb Bush for supporting Common Core and Trump has been an outspoken critic of the entire program. Trump’s plan is to totally eradicate Common Core and make education local again.
It was announced earlier today that Trump chose Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education. DeVos is a Republican Party donor and highly supports the right of families to choose which school their kid can attend [which Trump highly supports as well]. DeVos is an avid activist for school choice.
After Trump met with DeVos over the weekend [at his golf course in N.J.], Trump officially offered DeVos the job on Tuesday.
“Betsy DeVos is a brilliant and passionate education advocate. Under her leadership we will reform the US education system and break the bureaucracy that is holding our children back so that we can deliver world-class education and school choice to all families.”-President-elect Donald Trump
DeVos does have a few ties with ‘pro-Common Core’ groups. And now that Jeb Bush [an avid supporter of Common Core] has come out and shown his unwavering approval for the pick, it’s iffy on whether Trump will continue to pursue his plan to get rid of Common Core.
Of course, we do not know what Trump and DeVos discussed in their meeting so DeVos may stand for Common Core — but we shall see what happens.
(Whether Trump continues to fight against Common Core or whether he lessens his aggression against the program, at least we know his Sec. of Education is an advocate of school choice.)
I [personally] think Trump is still going to fight against Common Core.
I will add — it is great to see Republicans showing their full-fledged support for Trump, now that he is [officially] going to be the 45th US President. But let’s just hope Trump doesn’t start joining the ‘neocons‘. Let’s hope that Trump sticks to his guns and executes the policies that he promised us all.
Here’s the tweet of support from Gov. Jeb Bush:
MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN.