Ted Cruz Makes Impassioned Plea For Repeal Of Federal Legislation That Does Not Exist

By JUDD LEGUM, ThinkProgress – Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is known for waging political battles even if the odds of success are slim. He famously launched a 21-hour filibuster in a failed, last-ditch effort to repeal Obamacare. But his latest crusade may be his biggest challenge yet: repealing a federal law that does not exist. On Twitter, Cruz blasted the federal government role in education and called for the repeal of Common Core. Can Cruz “make DC listen”? It will be particularly hard since Common Core is not, in fact, a federal law. The Common Core State Standards Initiative, known as Common Core, was developed by the states — with input from teachers, education experts and business leaders — and has been voluntarily adopted by 43 states and the District Of Columbia. Notably, “the federal government played no role in creating the standards, nor did it require that states adopt...

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