Here’s what he emailed me about the allegations in the story below:
I am not promoting Common Core for anyone. I have studied all sides and trying to promote best policy and language as each Bill comes before our committee. Those who say otherwise are trying to promote their point of view by discrediting others personally. Anyone who attacks you personally does not have much of a substantial argument for their position. Everyone who runs for office receive campaign donations. It is not personal money and cannot be used except to run for office. I would appreciate it if you would not be taken in by those who make personal attacks. Also my anger came from a member not keeping his word to our committee. He promised not to amend his Bill on the floor. He did so against his word. I value honesty and will speak out against that anytime. I appreciate your work.