MISSISSIPPI REPUBLICANS ‘READY TO FIGHT’ COMMON CORE, BUT WHAT ABOUT CONGRESS?

Mississippi State Sen. Angela Hill (R) says Republicans in her state are “ready to fight” to repeal the Common Core standards, but challenges the now Republican-led Congress to acknowledge that the controversial education reform initiative has been an overreach by the federal government from the get-go.

“Our Governor and Lt. Governor are opposed to Common Core and want it repealed and want Mississippi out of PARCC testing,” Hill, a former science teacher, told Breitbart News. “We’re ready to fight this battle, as other states are doing, but should we even have to be taking this on in the states with a GOP-led Congress?”

“We can keep doing this, state by state,” she added, “but, by this time, Republicans in Congress have to see what Common Core is all about.”

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1/14/15