Huppenthal calls Common Core opponents “barbarians”

The Arizona Capitol Times reports that Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal insulted concerned parents and other constituents when he bizarrely compared them to “barbarians” and vowed to fight them in his effort to preserve Obama’s federally imposed education scheme.

“I have put my career on the line to stave off the barbarians. I very likely could lose this election,” Huppenthal said. “I’m okay with that because I felt I did the right thing for this education system,” he added.

Huppenthal said Arizona cannot allow a repeat of what happened in Indiana, which pulled out of the association of states that adopted the standards.  Seeing Red AZ covered the victory of Common Core opponents in Indiana who successfully ousted two establishment endorsed House incumbents. The duo lost in a landslide.

An untrustworthy Republicrat, John Huppenthal actually welcomed and toured the state with Obama’s Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, bragging about his collusion in this media advisory.

In Arizona, Common Core standards were adopted by the state Board of Education in 2010.

As objections to the unpopular federal overreach become stronger, Huppenthal and Gov. Jan Brewer deceptively conspired in changing the name Common Core to “Arizona’s College and Career Ready Standards” —- fooling no one.

The Indiana victories clearly show that the same can happen in Arizona’s upcoming August 26, primary. John Huppenthal, feeding at the public trough for over three decades, has an able challenger in Diane Douglas.

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9 Responses to Huppenthal calls Common Core opponents “barbarians”

  1. East Valley PC says:

    John Huppenthal is a dim wit who tries to sound deeply contemplative by “taking everything under advisement” for “further study.” He is unable to think on his feet. But he does know how to play ball with those whose favor he wants to curry. When he was in the state legislature, he represented my then district 20. I can attest to the fact that he is a lightweight who has been able to con a lot of people throughout his overly long political career. He needs to be given a vacation. That can be accomplished at the ballot box.

  2. harristimes says:

    Hello, Great piece. Can you print the attached summation by Arch McGill for Carefree? He states Diane Douglas’ positions on Common Core and appeals to all to get on board with her campaign. All the Best Wes

    Wesley W. Harris 14802 N. Coral Gables Dr.Phoenix AZ 85023602-432-2871 (Cell), 602-942-9281, 602-942-5327 (Fax)

  3. says:

    Common Core supporters are guilty of child abuse. They advocate a new and unproven system designed by eggheads in lala land which will cripple the kids academic performance for decades. And the disposable text books will destroy trees and clog up our land fills. Which is where they belong in the first place.

  4. lowadobian says:

    They should have called it Common Core-uption. That is all it actually accomplishes. Dumb people in debt (“college”) are oh so much easier to “manage”, do you think?

  5. Doc says:

    So th’ HYPOCRITE huppenthal thinks me (us) “Barbarians”? When it comes to my Kids, that’s a fairly conservative accessment. Maybe he should watch “Conan the Barbarian” & then make th’ call…

  6. goodyearconservative says:

    Well I hope John McHuppenthal knows it’ll be the “Barbarians” that fire him and replace him with a real conservative that will destroy Common Core!

    • lowadobian says:

      Barbarians? Oh my, Mr Huppenthal, you really do need to see educational barbarians first hand. They aren’t a figure of speech! You need to come on east and see first hand of what you speak. See the rioting in Camdem NJ today involving all those Common Core students and teachers. The teacher’s literally emptied the human contents of all classrooms into the streets, in the middle of day, with their message du jour. John, cross the Ben Franklin Bridge into Philadelphia and just see what 2.6 Billion of Common Core buys the 131,000 students as it costs the taxpayer’s. They are also rioting for more money. Now isn’t this truely barbaric? The pillaging has long since begun, John. If you want to be a jerk for a living, go to work in NJ/ PA – they won’t notice you so much, there.

  7. Fed Up says:

    John Huppenthal can count us among the “barbarians” who won’t be voting for him. He’s an egotistical embarrassment to the state and a RINO fellow traveler with Obama’s education point man. We’ll be voting for Diane Douglas. Huppenthal doesn’t need us. He has his own adoring fan base when he looks in the mirror.

  8. Artist in Sun City W says:

    On Friday Michelle Malkin referenced Seeing Red AZ in her piece endorsing Diane Douglas.