|“As Governor of Idaho, I will push for legislation that allows Idaho to opt out of this top-down, one size fits all federal program.”
Senator Russ Fulcher had this to say about Indiana’s decision to opt out of the Common Core education standards:
“I applaud Indiana Governor Mike Pence and the Indiana State Legislature for their decision to opt out of the federal Common Core education standards. I believe these national standards strip decisions away from parents and teachers and are setting every public school on a path to mediocrity.”
“As Governor of Idaho, I will push for legislation that allows Idaho to opt out of this top-down, one size fits all federal program. We need to bring control back to Idaho, and empower teachers and parents so they can establish an education system that truly enables our students to excel.”
Senator Fulcher recently published an op-ed calling for an end to the Common Core standards, which you can read HERE.
Russ Fulcher is the Senate Republican Caucus Leader in the Idaho Statehouse. Russ works in the commercial real estate business, and previously served as an international business executive in the technology industry. In November 2013, Fulcher announced he would run for Governor of Idaho. A fourth generation Idahoan, he and his wife, Kara, have three adult children.