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    This page contains letters signed by elected officials, usually written to the President or relevant members of Congress.

15_Lt_Edu on Apr 4, 2014

Letter: Letter from 11 Senators
Source: Letter on Sen. Grassley's Senate website
Letter to the Senate Subcommittee on Labor Health and Human Services, and Education: "Eleven U.S. senators signed a letter asking Senate appropriators to block the use of funding to the Education Department to promote the Common Core education standards. The senators wrote a letter asking for appropriations legislative language 'to restore state decision-making and accountability with respect to state academic content standards.' Text of the letter:"

While the Common Core State Standards Initiative was initially billed as a voluntary effort between states, federal incentives have clouded the picture. The selection criteria designed by the U.S. Department of Education for the Race to the Top (RTTT) Program provided that for a state to have a reasonable chance to compete for funding, it must adopt a "common set of K-12 standards" matching the description of the Common Core. Also see these additional letters on education issues: Senate New Democrat Coalition letter to Pres.-Elect Bush and Letter from 9 Governors


    Participating counts on VoteMatch question 7. Question 7: Vouchers for school choice Scores: -2=Strongly oppose; -1=Oppose; 0=neutral; 1=Support; 2=Strongly support.
  • Topic: Education
  • Headline: Block funding for Common Core; it's too heavy-handed (Score: 1)

    Participating counts on AmericansElect question 6.
  • Headline: Block funding for Common Core; it's too heavy-handed (Answer: B)
  • AmericansElect Quiz Question 6 on Education: When you think about education in the US, which of the following is closest to your opinion?
    • A: School curriculums should be set entirely at a local school board level
    • B: School curriculums should be set more by local school boards than at a national level
    • C: School curriculums should be set more by national standards than at a local level
    • D: School curriculums should be set entirely at a national standardized level
    • E: Unsure


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Thad Cochran s1sMS Republican Sr Senator 
Ted Cruz s1sPOTUS Republican 2016 Primary Challenger 
Deb Fischer s1sNE Republican Senate Challenger 
Chuck Grassley s1sIA Republican Sr Senator 
Mike Lee s1sUT Republican Jr Senator 
Rand Paul s1sKY Republican Jr Senator 
Pat Roberts s1sKS Republican Sr Senator 



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