Santorum Campaign Removes Web Page Defending No Child Left Behind

Up until today, Rick Santorum didn’t seem too shy of defending his vote for the Bush-era education reform known as No Child Left Behind. He even had a web page on his campaign site backing up his position.

Then in Wednesday’s debate he did a 180, called it an accident, said sometimes you take one for the team and that politics is a team sport – all after being called out on his support for the law.

Now the page that used to defend his NCLB decision on his website is gone, reading only “the requested page could not be found.” But a Bing cache search shows that as recently as yesterday, the page was still up, and said the following:

Why did Rick Santorum vote for ‘No Child Left Behind’? Parents and citizenry should hold schools accountable and have educational options for their children. Steps were taken in this direction in No Child Left Behind, but it should have been initiated at the local level where the consumers, taxpayers, and children are. States may choose to adopt common core standards, but they should not be forced on states, private schools, or home schools.

No mention of taking one for the team or an accident. They just deleted the page and acted like he never held this position on NCLB. So much for transparency.

Rick may not support leaving No Child Left Behind anymore, but he’s OK with leaving web pages behind. Especially if they no longer fit his narrative. And to think his “one word” answer to describe himself in tonight’s debate was “courage.” Screenshot of the page here.

As seen on The Right Sphere.

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