President Trump on Tuesday reiterated an education promise he cannot keep during a town hall event for business leaders.
"I like the fact of getting rid of Common Core. Common Core to me, we have to end it," Trump said. "We have to bring education local."
The thing is, the federal government can't get rid of Common Core — because it's not a federal law or initiative. Trump was referring to the set of learning goals used by several states, including California, in an effort to make education more consistent nationwide and to bring more depth to classroom learning.