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Liberty Luncheon - Is Common Core Constitutional?

March 27, 2015

Watch the video of the Liberty Luncheon Here

Like us, you're probably hearing lots of questions swirling about Common Core. Are you looking for answers?

The questions we often hear include: Is it the right thing to do? Are the standards good or bad? What is the Mississippi legislature doing? Tell me about this commission they are creating (SB 2161). Will it do any good?

In addition to questions like these, many groups, including the Mississippi Center for Public Policy, have long asked whether Common Core is constitutional, or even legal.


John Sauer
On March 27, 2015 Mississippi Center for Public Policy and the Federalist Society hosted John Sauer at the Capital Club in Jackson. Sauer explained the constitutional and legal questions that continue to plague Common Core. Watch the video of the Liberty Luncheon Here

Sauer is a Harvard Law graduate, Rhodes Scholar, and an experienced trial attorney. He is lead counsel in Sauer v. Nixon, a case that exposes the illegal implementation of Common Core. The case has already been heard by a Missouri court. The court found that the multi-state "Smarter Balanced" testing consortium being used to implement Common Core is "an unlawful interstate compact to which the U.S. Congress has never consented, whose existence and operation violate the Compact Clause of the U.S. Constitution."

Whether you believe Common Core is a tool to lift students to higher educational levels or an unconstitutional overreach of the federal government, we hope you will watch this presentation of Mr. Sauer's on-the-ground experience with this controversial national topic.

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