U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio made waves on his first official day on the 2016 campaign trail, tearing into the Common Core education standards and saying he would consider dumping the Department of Education if he is elected president.
Rubio told Manchester Community College students Friday that he is “very cautious about the federal government’s role in establishing curriculum standards.”
“If I was president of the United States, I would not have a Department of Education, perhaps at all,” Rubio told reporters at a party after the speech. “We don’t need a national school board.”
Conservatives who oppose Common Core applauded the idea on Twitter.
In Manchester, NH – Rubio says he doesn’t trust Dept of Ed and in a Rubio administration dept might not exist “at all.”
— Stephen Hayes (@stephenfhayes) April 17, 2015
@stephenfhayes good and we can take power back from EPA while we are at it,
— Anthony Spano (@Spone63) April 17, 2015
@stephenfhayes good. He can go after a few others as well.
— Deborah Nicol (@Dsnicol2) April 17, 2015
@stephenfhayes Eliminate it & its unions 7 leave it up to each state to direct federal funds.
— SteelersSlob (@SteelersSlob) April 17, 2015
@stephenfhayes let’s add IRS EPA all in y’all
— Jenna Giamatti (@GiamattiJenna) April 17, 2015
@stephenfhayes shut DOE down.
— Carolyn Cahors, M.S. (@YoYoDietByBy) April 17, 2015
@stephenfhayes Well, in spite of US Dept Ed 4,200 employees and average salary of $110K we rank 43rd in world math/rhetoric-he has a point
— Jane Hughes,MD (@janehughesmd) April 17, 2015
— FREE-Man (@BotchedLobotomy) April 17, 2015
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