Wyoming Governor Matt Mead ( R ) has —not surprisingly— joined the pro Common Core advocacy group “Unicorns Are Not Real” that mocks those who oppose the Common Core State Standards. The group mainly consists of Republicans, even though the state and national Republican platforms* state that the party is opposed to the Common Core Standards.
*A party platform outlines the common beliefs that persons (specifically a politician) from that party share. For example the Republican party platform lays out what makes a Republican a Republican and the Democrat platform lays out what makes a Democrat a Democrat.
We have written about Governor Mead’s love affair with the Common Core Standards for about 2 years now. These articles from last year being the most telling of Governor Mead’s agenda, which is why we really aren’t surprised that he would join a pro Common Core advocacy group.
You can see Governor Mead’s name on the list of supporters of “Unicorns are Not Real” here.
So what is “Unicorns are Not real”?
According to the pro Common Core website
“Unicorns Are Not Real And neither are most of the things you’ve heard about Common Core”
The site then addresses
“myths and facts about the Common Core Standards”.
Things like Data Collection, which we wrote about nearly 2 years ago.
See, Data Collection and Common Core is like driving a car, think of the “car” as Common Core, and the license, insurance or registration, as the data collection.
Check out these articles addressing the “State Led” myth.
There are legitimate reasons to be opposed to Common Core, and it shows the absolute lack of class and tact of Wyoming’s Republican Governor, that he would mock those in his constituency that are opposed to the Common Core Standards. Especially since opposing the Common Core standards is the position of the political party affiliation he ran on.
When he ran for office the first time, opposition to Common Core was not a part of the state or national platform, however, it had been in place for 2 years when Governor Mead ran for reelection and won the Republican primary.
Perhaps it is time that Governor Mead’s office be filled with unicorns. (Your children’s or grandchildren’s unicorn drawings would be perfect, but stuffed or other toy unicorns would be great too)
Send your unicorn for Governor Mead to:
200 West 24th Street
Cheyenne, WY 82002-0010