In the coming days and weeks we will be featuring the answers to questions we posed to Idaho candidates who face competition in the May 20 primary election. We solicited Guest Opinions from Republican gubernatorial candidates Gov. Butch Otter, Sen. Russ Fulcher, Harley Brown and Walter Bayes before the filing deadline and have extended invitations to Democratic challengers A.J. Balukoff and Terry Kerr. Beginning today we publish the Republican opinions about the validity and necessity of the Common Core s[0x13]tandards, which Idaho adopted in 2011 but which have lately been criticized.
Robert Ehlert is the Statesman's editorial page editor. Contact him at 377-6437, or on Twitter @IDS_HelloIdaho.