Overheard

The other night on PBS’ News Hour Republican strategist Ed Gillespie predicted that as many as ten state legislative chambers could switch from Democrat to Republican in the midterms.   If he’s even close to right that has some big implications for Race to the Top, Common Core, and other national/federal and state work going on right now given the tenor of this election and the kind of candidates who seem likely to win.

Related, the National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers have been pushing back hard on the Fordham report laying out issues and ideas for governance of Common Core.  Some of the ideas are at issue but even more this seems to be about turf.  Their shorter message to Fordham, according to some folks close to it:  “Drop dead.”

Update: Official statement here.

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