Neal McCluskey, associate director of the Center for Educational Freedom at the Cato Institute, discusses a New York State teachers union lawsuit to overturn a Common Core gag order with Heartland’s Heather Kays.The gag order is supposed to protect testing materials so they can be used again in the future. But teachers are arguing that the gag order prevents them from discussing their concerns or voicing criticism of Common Core. According to McCluskey, this will be a difficult decision as both sides have valid points and that history may be made with this case.
McCluskey also talks about the importance of Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal’s executive order that states teachers have the right to speak out regarding Common Core. McCluskey notes the role that teachers unions should play in protecting teachers who wish to talk openly about Common Core.