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Not all Republicans oppose the CCSS

THURSDAY, JULY 18, 2013 10:22 AM

With Common Core State Standards (CCSS) implementation deadlines drawing closer, many opponents of the CCSS have become more vocal, including members of the Republican Party.

However, this is not the case with every member of the Grand Old Party. In fact, several high-profile Republicans have come out in support of the Standards and are determined to prove that not every member of their party wants to see the Common Core go away.

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush is just one of many Republicans who are members of the Conservatives for Higher Standards. This project is the product of Bush's Foundation for Excellence in Education and the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, according to its website. Arizona Governor Jan Brewer, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee are among the conservatives who believe in raising expectations for American students.

"Helping prepare our children to succeed in an increasingly fierce global marketplace is a goal we should all embrace," said former Michigan Governor John Engler, another supporter, as quoted by the "As America's business leaders, we stand united in our support for the successful implementation of the Common Core State Standards, and we urge the Republican Party to join us."