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Common Core Is Premier Education Issue in GOP Presidential Debate

Thought education might never come up during the Republican presidential debates on Thursday night? You weren’t alone. Thank goodness for the Common Core State Standards. After just the briefest mention of education during the 5pm “undercard” debate, the subject finally exploded onto the scene about an hour into the primetime show, featuring the 10 highest polling GOP presidential candidates. Fox News moderator Bret Baier asked former Florida governor Jeb Bush whether he agreed with Secretary of Education Arne Duncan that most of the criticism of common core is due to “a fringe group of critics.”