Conservatives Reject Fed's Education Initiative

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Tea Party groups and other conservatives are fighting an attempt to give the federal government more control over education.

They're concerned about the new Common Core K-12 education standards.

Opponents in Michigan and Indiana just recently took big steps to block the Common Core and the related federal standardized tests. Other states, including Alabama, Pennsylvania, and Iowa, are pushing back too.

But, the new federal education standards are being adopted by more than 40 states. Most are supporting it because they want a share of the education funds tied to the 2009 stimulus bill.

"Across the country, legislators and citizens had no idea about the Common Core or that their states had adopted it," Emmett McGroarty, executive director of American Principles in Action, said in a press release.

"The Common Core developers promised it would transform the education of every child," he explained. "But the people of each state and their state legislators should have had an opportunity to deliberate and decide on the Common Core."

**For more on Common Core and what it means for federal control over education, CBN News spoke with Emmett McGroarty of the American Principles Project. Click play to see that interview.

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