Common Core Key Issue In Alabama’s GOP Primary
Common Core has emerged as the one issue that every Republican
candidate in Alabama must address before the June 3 primary.
Anti-Core activists, who see the new school standards as a
federal power grab, are mounting electoral challenges to key GOP
incumbents. Sitting Republican lawmakers face the scorn of tea
partiers for supporting Common Core, or simply for appearing to
be on the fence about the issue. And a secretive group has
funneled $700,000 into Stop Common Core PAC, suddenly vaulting
the newly-formed political action committee into the ranks of
Montgomery’s top political spenders.