Some of the Common Core proponents have scoffed at the characterization of Common Core being part of the radical pro-gay, pro-illegal alien, etc. agenda of the Left. Really? Jesse Register is the Supt. of Schools for Davidson County Tennessee. He is on SCORE's Board of Advisors. He is a strong proponent of Common Core. He sent this out on his official email, meaning taxpayers paid for it, with a link to a pro-illegals site included. Is Common Core part of the pro-illegal alien left wing agenda? Their proponents certainly are, as are other groups they promote.
"Dear Metro Schools Colleagues:
We believe in the best education possible for all students. We believe every student is capable of reaching college and finding success as a lifelong learner.
As educators, you know many bright students in our schools are left behind and counted out of a full education through no fault of their own. Undocumented students, brought to this country by their parents, want to be educated. Instead they are left to be dreamers, imagining what it could be like if higher education were in their future.
In Tennessee, undocumented students pay three times the normal in-state tuition to attend state schools, even if they have lived here since infancy. Scholarships and financial aid are also out of reach. Some students even drop out of high school because they don't see how a diploma will make a difference when most college and employment opportunities are closed to them.
That's why the Board of Education has gone on record as supporting immigration reform.
As elected officials in Washington debate immigration reform, we hope you'll remember these dreamers. Write to Tennessee's U.S. Senators and Representatives. Tell them you support giving undocumented students a chance at building a future in our country. Tell them to support immigration reform.