Costa Mesa Brief / June 14, 2015
Regardless of your politics or parental status, the issues surrounding Common Core are becoming inescapable. Movements across the country now exist to educate and attempt to eradicate this new program of education. Many feel we will not be able to compete for our own colleges against foreign students because American kids will be at a significant disadvantage.
A former Marine and currently a special education teacher, Orange County Board of Education Trustee, 1st District, Mr. Hammond speaks straight talk about the problems with Common Core. He has been very outspoken and a lone voice in the battle against Common Core on the OCBOE and a community leader in getting information out to our community.
Steve Smith, a popular local journalist, former candidate for the Newport Mesa School District in 2014 and Costa Mesa resident, conducts the interview.