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Tony Bennett Talks Out of Both Sides of His Mouth on Common Core

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Indiana education chief Tony Bennett was locked in a tight race to keep his job. Knowing that Common Core Standards was unpopular with many conservative voters, Bennett had this to say about the Obama administration at a Tea Party rally this past summer:

“This administration has an insatiable appetite for federal overreach,” explained Indiana Schools Superintendent Tony Bennett at a Tea Party rally regarding the lawless federal power grab involved in foisting Common Core on America. “The federal government’s involvement in these standards is wrong.”

Bennett who justified Indiana’s adoption of Common Core by describing them as “fewer, clearer, and deeper” was obviously trying to appear he was against Common Core when he was actually for them. One would think that if Bennett were as supportive of Common Core as he says he would be welcoming the Obama administration’s position. Apparently not Tony Bennett the politician. But Tony Bennett, the appointee, sees things differently in Florida. In an interview with Rick Hess, Bennett had this to say:

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