The Governor’s Speech You Don’t Want to Hear on Common Core State Standards
April 14, 2014 11:16 am
For more than two decades in elected office, I delivered numerous speeches explaining why I was taking a controversial action. To prepare for opposition, I often conducted the mental exercise of composing the speech I thought opponents would give.
With some state legislators and governors pushing hard to stop the implementation of the Common Core State Standards, I decided to pretend once again that I am delivering the opponent’s speech.
Bob Wise is president of the Alliance for Excellent Education and former governor of West Virginia.