UPDATE: A source has confirmed that Pennsylvania Governor Corbett’s office did indeed receive this letter.
Now we’re starting to feel some heat! Because of opposition movements (like my friends and me), Governor Corbett of Pennsylvania put the brakes on the implementation of the Common Core State Standards (aka the Pennsylvania Common Core). Or, who knows, maybe it was his own thoughtful idea that there might be something amiss and it should be put on hold for a while for consideration before burying PA’s kids in it. Either way, Common Core is not going to happen just yet.
That move is not acceptable, according to the new godfather of Common Core. ExxonMobil CEO R.W. Tillerson apparently sent a memo to the governor and his cabinet, as well as state House and Senate members, letting them know of his displeasure with the decision to wait. Read the following, and try to imagine it being read in Marlon Brando’s voice:
Governor Corbett may soon wake to a horse’s head laying in his bed, which will smell vaguely of gasoline.
As an important side note, guess who is the “top fund owner” at ExxonMobil?