President Obama talked about a lot of things in his State of the Union message on Tuesday night, but what was striking was what he didn’t mention — at least in the education world.
The implementation of the Common Core State Standards and Common Core testing is also a hot education topic, but you wouldn’t know it from listening to Obama.
Obama didn’t mention either NCLB or Common Core. Not a word.
He did push his new plan for the federal government to provide free tuition for students to attend two-year community colleges, and said he wants to make it easier for families to pay for high-quality child care. But he didn’t talk about his initiative to expand preschool, which Republicans don’t support.