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In Ohio, Jeb Bush heckled by Common Core critics

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June

Jeb Bush has attracted a following: Common Core opponents.

Bush was in Cincinnati yesterday for a GOP fundraiser, part of his increasingly visible travel schedule, and the critics staged a protest. A video was posted on YouTube. Today, the Wall Street Journal reports on the problem it presents Bush with the activist base, but also his refusal to waver on the standards, as other politicians have. We recently looked at the money Bush's nonprofit education foundation has taken from pro-Common Core interests.

The Bush camp has scoffed at the criticism, nothing he has been a longtime advocate for better education. "Gov. Bush has spent over 20 years as a passionate advocate for education reform including high standards, strong accountability, quality teachers and leaders, and school choice," foundation spokeswoman Jaryn Emhof said at the time.

[Last modified: Tuesday, June 17, 2014 12:36pm]

    

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