Mike Petrilli

In the blue corner.

rich girard

In the red corner.

(Hour 3a,b,c) Michael Petrilli, Executive Vice President of the Thomas B. Fordham Institute and former Education Director to George W. Bush, debates Rich on why conservatives should support Common Core.  Believe us, this one will go down in GAL archive history.

In this first clip, Rich sets the stage and gives us his take.

7-18-2013 Hour 3a

But in this second clip, the legendary duel begins!  Was Mike involved with No Child Left Behind and, in his opinion, was it a success?  Are the standards of Common Core higher than what we have in place now?  What about the lowering of standards in Massachusetts and California?  Find the answers to these questions and much, much more.

7-18-2013 Hour 3bc

Resources: Article on Governing American Education (referenced by Rich)

Who won the debate?  Let us know in the comments!