Robert Scott, former Texas Commissioner of Education, testified before a committee of the Georgia General Assembly earlier this month.

Part one of his testimony, details his experience and knowledge regarding Common Core.

It was then that I realized that this initiative which had  been constantly portrayed as state-led and voluntary was really about control. It was about control. Then it got co-opted by the Department of Education later. And it was about control totality from some education reform groups who candidly admit their real goal here is to create a national marketplace for education products and services.

Second part consists of questions from members of the Georgia General Assembly.

He discussed the politicization of these standards. He also made it clear; “This is not a partisan, nor ideological issue for me. I would not give this power to Reagan, Bush or anyone at that level.”  Dr. Scott understood basic issues, which was the reason Texas did NOT adopt Common Core.