Trump is strongly opposed to Common Core and believes education should stay at the local level.
“Another thing I want to just talk about quickly: Common Core. We’re going to bring education and we’re going to bring the parents and get the parents involved and the people locally involved. Common Core is ridiculous. When you think of it Jeb Bush loves Common Core. How do you love Common Core? You can’t love Common Core. It’s the bureaucrats in Washington sitting down getting a big fat paycheck and then you look at our education where it’s rated. We’re rated number twenty-eight in the world and yet we’re rated number one in terms of paying per student, per pupil. We’re rated number one. There’s a big difference between number one and number two. It’s a tremendous difference. So we spend more per student than any other country in the world and yet we’re number twenty-eight and we have third world countries that are ahead of us in education. Common Core is no good. You have to do it locally and it’s going to be much better. We’ll do much better. You’ll see it zoom up in the list.”