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November 28, 2015

Who Said That?

Florida's quote of the day

| 9/19/2013

"If you're comfortable with mediocrity, fine. "

-- Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush confronted criticism of Common Core during an appearance in Washington on Wednesday, blasting it as "purely political."

"If you're comfortable with mediocrity, fine," Bush said.

He appeared at the National Press Club in support of Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, who decried a U.S. Department of Justice threat against his state's school voucher program.

Bush's comments came as a backlash to the Common Core education standards has swelled, putting him in an awkward spot as a number of Republicans, Sen. Marco Rubio included, have joined the opposition. Bush seemed frustrated Wednesday, saying higher standards need to be embraced.

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