Miami Dade Republicans have approved a resolution opposing Common Core standards, a new way of teaching that sets benchmarks for students at each grade level. In doing so, the group has parted ways with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.
Bush once served as chairman of the Miami Dade Republicans. Now, he increasingly finds himself at odds with his own party. During a press conference in Washington last week, Bush reiterated his support for the standards known as Common Core. Bush also pushed back against the notion that Common Core is a national takeover of education.
“If you’re comfortable with mediocrity – fine", said Bush. "I’m not, and I think most Floridians aren’t either. So, yeah, there’s a political consequence to all this. There’s a lot of heat right now. But the simple fact is no one can defend the lower standards that we have across this country.”