In Iowa, Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey expressed “grave concerns” about the Common Core standards, especially that they are being tied to federal funds.

 

Christie told a group of Republicans in West Des Moines on Monday that Common Core ain’t what it used to be. He blamed federal strings and money attached to the program. It’s another checkmark on the scorecard of Christie’s conservative credentials.

 

But at home in New Jersey, implementation of the same standards is full speed ahead.

 

Christie created a commission to review the Common Core testing (PARCC), and parents and teachers have turned out in large numbers to express their opposition to PARCC in public hearings.

 

But Christie has done nothing to abandon the Common Core standards or the testing, despite the “grave concerns” expressed to voters in Iowa.