Common GOP Rift | Blue Oklahoma
The Common Core spectacle at the state Capitol is once again showing the wide schism in the Republican Party in Oklahoma. On one side are the Republicans who oppose the uniformed K-12 educational standards that were initially adopted by 45 states. They are led at this point, it seems to me, by Gov. Mary Fallin who issued a recent statement in support of ditching Common Core standards for English, language arts and mathematics and developing new state standards. After the Senate Education Committee voted to approve a bill that does just that, Fallin said: