Chuck Grassley Leads Effort to Defund Common Core in U.S. Senate
(Washington, DC) Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) is circulating a “Dear Colleague” letter seeking cosigners for a letter that will be sent to the leaders of the Senate Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Subcommittee – Senators Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) and Jerry Moran (R-Kansas) asking that they include language in their next appropriations bill to block the further use of any funding from the U.S. Department of Education to incentivize or otherwise coerce states into adopting and retaining the Common Core State Standards.
His office told Caffeinated Thoughts that they are requesting citizens to encourage their Senators to sign on to the letter. They are also lining up a similar effort in the House of Representatives, but there is currently only a letter for the Senate. The deadline for Senators to sign the letter is the close of business on April 3.
Here is the text of the “Dear Colleague” letter: http://caffeinatedthoughts.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Common-Core-Dear-Colleague.pdf