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Anti-Common Core Bill Now Has Sponsor in Florida Senate

Northwest Florida Sen. Greg Evers (R-Milton) filed a senate version today of Rep. Debbie Mayfield (R-Vero Beach)  bill which prohibits the state BOE from implement  Common Core Standards. From Jeff Solochek in Gradebook: A week after the Florida Board of Education … Continue reading

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Florida BOE Faces the Music; Passes Common Core Anyway

Florida’s unelected Board of Education, long serving as reliable cronies to rubber stamp Jeb Bush’s education agenda, finally had to face critics in yesterday’s public hearing on Common Core. Not that there ever any doubt that they would ever act … Continue reading

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Common Core’s Florida “rebranding and messaging is largely political.”

Miami Herald reporter Kathleen McGrory spoke with Common Core’s opponents and she found out that they aren’t buying the FLOE spin: TALLAHASSEE — The state education department tried to distance itself from the controversial Common Core State Standards last week … Continue reading

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Chamber of Commerce Strikes Back at George Will For Criticizing Common Core

Boy, that was fast. It took only a few hours for US Chamber of Commerce CEO Thomas J. Donahue to respond to conservative columnist George Will’s shredding of Common Core and its proponents. Will  called out the Chamber and others … Continue reading

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Rick Scott’s Common Core Political Problems

Education commissioner Pam Stewart has provided much-needed calm in Florida’s education universe. Rick Scott probably wishes he had her in place all along instead of ideologues Gerard Robinson and Tony Bennett. But Scott would probably admit that those were the … Continue reading

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The Republican Bill to Stop Common Core in Florida

The Orlando Sentinel‘s  Leslie Postal reports that opponents of Common Core are beginning an advertising campaign in southwest Florida: Opponents of Common Core in Florida today launched radio ads they hope will spread their message that the new academic standards … Continue reading

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