EDUCATION WEEK: He Bashes Jeb Bush Over Common Core Too: Donald Trump Running for President
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Were you worried that the Republican presidential field just wasn't big and quirky enough, didn't include enough people jabbing at Jeb Bush for being a Common Core champion … or enough people with a strong connection to Bret Michaels?
Well, breathe a sigh of relief. Real estate developer Donald Trump is joining the 2016 GOP presidential primary field. Yes, it's true that most people associate Trump's K-12 policy record with, umm … the fact that some of the contestants on Celebrity Apprentice were playing for charities that help kids. (Think American Idol runner-up Clay Aiken and the National Inclusion Project for students in special education.)
But Trump actually has a record. Kinda. He ran a for-profit college, Trump University, which was sued by New York State for misleading students into thinking they were attending a real college, when in fact the school was unlicensed. (The school hasn't offered a course in years, according to this article in The Atlantic from 2014.)
And in a speech at the Iowa Freedom Summit this year Trump engaged in the favorite sport of Republican primary contenders: Bashing Jeb Bush for his support of Common Core.
"The last thing we need is another Bush," Trump said, according to this C-SPAN transcript . "He's totally in favor of Common Core."
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