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When it comes to the topic “Common Core” (Google elsewhere), at THEIR CORE, Mark Fisher has been a consistent opponent. Charlie Baker steps back and forth on both sides of the issue. They’re starting to call him “WINDMILL CHARLIE”.
So, we’ve posted the video, so you can see how CHARLIE BAKER responded in debate on AUG. 13, 2014.
Also, below these comments, we’ve posted his latest website posting (as of Aug. 23, 2014). Good luck reading through the lines of the WINDMILL CHARLIE campaign.
QUESTION: Opt out of Common Core:
Mark Fisher: “Absolutely”
Charlie Baker: Try it out, if it doesn’t work (if kids don’t perform well) then scrap it.
“Testified against in it 2010…but…” and he goes on to advocate trying it out now that we know more about it than in 2010, and if it doesn’t work out, we can scrap it.
Mark Fisher terms that as using the children as guinea pigs. We should be clear about what this is, and not implement something that is high-risk and can be problematic, and is opposed by many communities.
FROM CHARLIE BAKER’S WEBSITE on AUG 23, 2014, just 10 days after the video, he’s windmilled again? Perhaps? Or how do you interpret these fence-straddling words? Sounds like perfect obtuse politician speak:
Charlie testified publicly against Common Core in 2010 because he worries about losing control of the standards which have made Massachusetts the number one state in America in education. He supports strong education standards and believes those standards and measurements are best determined by teachers, parents and educators here in Massachusetts, not Washington D.C. As governor, Charlie will fight for high standards and accountability.