Common Core Inspires “Strange Bedfellows”

The AP (1/4, Elliott) reports that both opposition to and support for the Common Core Standards have “yielded strange bedfellows,” noting that teachers unions are “linking arms with tea partyers” in opposition, while President Obama is “working in tandem with the US Chamber of Commerce and energy giant Exxon.” Meanwhile, the AP reports that there has been significant GOP infighting over the standards, reporting that once small-government desiring tea party activists gained prominence, “they targeted the standards and forced lawmakers to choose between the business wing of the Republican Party and them.”