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Glenn Beck

Posted: Tuesday, August 13, 2013 11:27 pm | Updated: 12:10 am, Wed Aug 14, 2013.

Conservative commentator Glenn Beck’s references to a Wake County elementary school graduation poem praising the Common Core curriculum have injected the incident into the debate over the national learning standards.

Beck said on his national radio show Friday that a Wake substitute teacher recently sent him a copy of the poem because she was concerned that the school was trying to indoctrinate students into supporting the Common Core. The comments take place amid a national backdrop in which some conservative groups in North Carolina and nationally have been trying to halt the new education standards.

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