(CNSNews.com) - In a campaign speech in Bedford, N.H., GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump said Thursday that in his administration, Common Core state educational standards will be ended, and disadvantaged kids will be able to choose what school they want to go to.
“Common core will be ended, and disadvantaged children will be allowed to attend the school of their choice,” Trump said, adding that “the catastrophe known as Obamacare will be repealed and replaced, and it’s dying of its own volition anyway.”
According to the Department of Education website, state education chiefs and governors in 48 states developed the Common Core, which is “a set of clear college- and career-ready standards for kindergarten through 12th grade in English language arts/literacy and mathematics.”
Besides the District of Columbia, 42 states have adopted Common Core standards.
Trump also touted his economic agenda, which he said “can be summed up” with three words: “jobs, jobs, jobs.”
“We’re going to pass the biggest tax cuts since Ronald Reagan, and we’re going to lower .. the business rate from 35 percent all the way down to 15 percent, making America into a magnet for new jobs and growth,” he said.
“Every wasteful and unnecessary regulation will be eliminated along with ever illegal executive order. We will unleash the power of American energy,” Trump said.
Trump said the U.S. is “sitting on $50 trillion of untapped energy reserves, and we’re going to put that wealth into the pockets of the American people, and we’re going to start reducing debt.”