#JebFailsEd Admission of Involvement in ESSA Boondoggle Likely to Make Things Even Worse for BushDecember, 2015
Now we have another, and perhaps a very prominent reason, that the 1061 page No Child Left Behind rewrite boondoggle, now called the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), was rammed through Congress when the final language was available for only two days, and why the Republican-controlled House was so hell bent on passing this bill before the Christmas recess. Besides dancing to their corporate masters' tune to keep the gravy train of computerized learning, software, data mining, charter schools, and other profitable, but harmful educational fiascos going, the Washington Cartel establishment also wanted to try to resurrect the imploding campaign of Jeb Bush before the Iowa Caucuses on February 1st. Bush is currently at 5% in the Real Clear Politics average of polls and in 5th place both in Iowa and nationally.
Bush, during an interview on the Fox News show Special Report, actually admitted that he was involved in writing this horrific piece of legislation with its deceptive and hollow protections against federal interference in standards. He still puts forth the equally deceptive rhetoric that Common Core is high standards, a good idea gone bad due to the rascally federal government that overreached and interfered. Here is what he said: