HARTFORD, Conn. – There may be opposition to implementation of the Common Core State Standards in some parts of the state, but Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is moving forward with the initiative despite what it could mean for his political future.
“There’s no going back,” Malloy said Thursday during a press conference at Annie Fisher School in Hartford.
The press conference was focused on the release of the recommendations from the Common Core Task Force, which Malloy created through an executive order.
Asked if he felt vulnerable politically for moving forward with the Common Core, Malloy said he always feels vulnerable.
“I’ve always felt vulnerable politically,” Malloy said. “My whole entire life. It goes with the fact that you run for office as opposed to not running for office. But if you’re asking does any of that shade in any way my commitment as a public servant to doing what’s right? The answer is ‘no it doesn’t’.”