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Marion County Republicans Meeting on Common Core

Marion County Republicans hosted a meeting on the Federal Government’s Common Core educational standards Thursday night at the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum. Approximately 50 people attended the meeting. Tamara Scott, with Concerned Women for America, headquartered in Ankeny, shared her opinion of the many negative aspects of the core, comparing part of its implementation to standards employed by Hitler’s Third Reich. She strongly opposed biometric monitoring she says the core imposes on students, which she says “turns our children into government spies in our home.” She also opposes the complexity of the core, saying that some of the greatest minds of all time–our founding fathers–had one book as their main text–the Bible. Marion County Republican Chair Irene Blom of Pella tells KNIA/KLRS News that agree or disagree with Scott–she makes important points that all parents and teachers should consider seriously.