Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis issued an executive order to end Common Core standards in the schools. From WPTV:

“One of things we would constantly hear about on the campaign trail is frustration from parents with Common Core and the testing,” said Gov. DeSantis at a news conference at Ida S. Baker High School in Cape Coral.

The Governor said he wants to work with the Florida Department of Education, as well as speak with teachers and parents about their experiences with Common Core.

“Let’s get this right,” said Gov. DeSantis “We want high quality, we want to demand excellence.”

The Governor said he wants to streamline standardized testing, make civics a priority in schools, and increase the rate of literacy.

When I taught we had No Child Left Behind and I thought it couldn’t get worse. Then came Common Core, which requires even more standardized testing and contains harder guidelines. Common Core math basically makes you figure out the answer for 2+2 in the most complicated ways.

Florida approved of the standards in 2009 and rolled them out in 2010. The state changed the standards a bit in 2014.

DeSantis said it will not be easy to erase Common Core, but will begin the process with Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran on Thursday. More than likely it will take about a year to get rid of them.


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