As you know from my coverage of Common Core, the Big Government and Big Business alliance that have colluded on this boondoggle have been partners on expanding the federal role in education for a long, long time. And as I’ve pointed out since day one, one of their core strategies has been to rename and rebrand — from Goals 2000 and School to Work to outcome-based education to No Child Left Behind.
Flip-flopping Big Government Republican Mike Huckabee has led the “Rebrand it” strategy to take the heat off his Common Core buddies.
Now, it’s Indiana Gov. Mike Pence’s moment: Will he pull a Huckabee or do right by the parents who have been at the vanguard of exposing Common Core’s costly, invasive, academic excellence-sabotaging, control-usurping, choice-undermining scheme?