Rand Paul Lies About Common Core

Rand Paul Lies About Common Core February 3, 2015

Rand Paul continues to fight bravely in the right’s War on Facts, perhaps earning a Confederate Medal of Honor for a recent email attack on some of his fellow presumptive Republican presidential candidates regarding the Common Core education standards. He listed Jeb Bush, Mike Huckabee, Scott Walker and Chris Christie as backers of the plan, about which he said:

Senator Rand Paul on Thursday took shots at Common Core education standards and potential 2016 rivals in an aggressive fundraising e-mail from his political-action committee.

With the subject line “Rotten to the core,” the Kentucky Republican criticized the education standards as containing “anti-American propaganda, revisionist history that ignores the faith of our Founders and data-tracking of students from kindergarten on.”

There’s just one little problem with that: Common Core does not contain any history curriculum at all:

But while the Common Core is a set of math and English standards, it does not have a history, civics, or social studies curriculum. The only readings the Common Core requires are the Declaration of Independence, the Preamble to the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and Lincoln’s second inaugural address.

That sure sounds like anti-American propaganda to me!

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