Markell, former Vermont governor, tout Common Core

Associated Press
Mar. 10, 2014

Delaware Gov. Jack Markell joined former Vermont Gov. Jim Douglas on Monday to express their support for the new Common Core academic standards and the need to counter what they said was “misinformation” about the education program...

The standards are being implemented in 45 states and the District of Columbia to try to make sure students across the country are subjected to uniform achievement expectations in math and English, and that they are able to think critically, not just memorize what they are told.

“We want to have some consistency around the country... We didn’t want the federal government to tell us what to do,” said Douglas, speaking on behalf of the Governors Council of the Bipartisan Policy Center, a Washington, D.C., think tank.