Conservative radio talk show host and RedState blogger, Erick Erickson, said on his show, “Whatever you do, do not vote for people like Kira Willis who defend Common Core by largely admitting we screwed it up before. Do not vote for these people. They are ruining our kids’ lives.”
Charlie Harper of Peach Pundit defended Common Core and Ms. Willis saying, “because of [Erik Erickson’s] condescending approach to the entire topic and Willis, I’ve decided to go ahead and commit to voting for her.” Mr. Harper’s rational for voting for Ms. Willis is an interesting way to decide how to cast your vote.
Kira Willis, who worked as a Teacher and Graduation Coach, responded to Erick Erickson saying
“The SAT, the ACT, the ITBS, and the International Baccalaureate curriculum are all aligned to the Common Core Standards, and I and other teachers in Georgia have been working very hard to implement them for the benefit of Georgia students. Chanting ‘Stop Common Core’ is a slap in the face to Georgia teachers that would condemn Georgia students to another decade in the academic ratings basement. That may make good radio ratings, but it’s not what real conservatives do.”