As Breitbart.com reported Tuesday, opponents of Common Core were deemed “bullies” after hijacking a pro-Common Core hashtag. Dr. Susan Berry reports:
… proponents of the controversial standards planned for a new PR blitz that would inject some “emotion” into the dry data talking points they have been delivering thus far. Since the anti-Common Core campaign has been run mostly on social media, the standards’ supporters had hoped to get in on some of that action.
As usual, opponents of Common Core also got in on the action, hijacking the #SupportTheCore hashtag.
In an article in U.S. News and World Report, Michael Petrilli, president of the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, bemoaned the “vitriol” in the tweets. “Here you have these teachers speaking their mind and standing up for something and they’re getting all kinds of nasty reactions back,” he said.