During a speech Thursday on education, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said that Common Core not only is "not working," and as a result New Jersey will be developing its own education standards.
"It’s now been five years since Common Core was adopted, and the truth is that it's simply not working," Christie said during a speech he gave at Burlington County College in Pemberton, New Jersey, about the law he once supported.
Thank you Governor Christie for being big enough to admit you were wrong and now see the reality of common core. Christie continued in that same theme.
"It has brought only confusion and frustration to our parents, and has brought distance between our teachers and the communities where they work," he said.
"Instead of solving problems in our classrooms, it is creating new ones. And when we aren’t getting the job done for our children, we need to do something different," he explained.
Here is the solution Christie had.
Christie told the crowd that he has asked the New Jersey Education Department commissioner to develop new state standards, with the help of parents, teachers, and educators.
"I have heard far too many people — teachers and parents from across the state — that the Common Core standards were not developed by New Jersey educators and parents," Christie said.
"As a result, the buy in from both communities has not been what we need for maximum achievements. I agree. It is time to have standards that are even higher and come directly from our communities," he explained.
The failure of the American Education System is because of Federal Government intervention. Christie’s solution is the way the founders intended our education system to function; close to home and with NO federal government intervention of any kind. Nationally we can correct the problems in education almost immediately. We must take two steps. Step #1 would be to completely dismantle the Federal Department of Education. No funds would be sent to the Federal Government from any state so no state could receive funds from the Federal Government. The Federal Government would have no input; all input and control of education would be in the hands of the states, local school boards, and parents.
Step #2 would be the complete and total abolishment of any school district from withholding or any government organization from withholding dues for labor unions from employees and then remitting to the labor union. The labor union would be responsible for the collection of any dues or funds of any kind directly from the individual employee. All states would implement what Scott Walker implemented in Wisconsin.
The results in the improvement of our overall education system have been remarkable in all areas where these principals have been followed. It has returned the school system to systems of education instead of systems of indoctrination as advocated by the teachers unions and the Department of Education.
Thank you Governor Christie. Now follow the lead of Governor Walker and see how quickly New Jersey will rise to the top of the states in education.