Florida Gov. Announces End Of Common Core
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis says he plans to eliminate Common Core in the state of Florida. DeSantis says this is a reaction to a growing number of frustrated parents who seek change.
Speaking at a press conference at Ida S. Baker High School in Cape Coral, DeSantis said that the state of Florida needs to demand excellence. He made clear the Common Core would not be part of the overhaul to the state’s education system.
“I had a lot of parents who were frustrated because they didn’t understand some of the math. So let’s try to get this right. We want to be very high quality, we want to demand excellence, but I think we want to do that in a way that’s responsive to some of the concerns we’ve had over the many number of years,” he stated.
DeSantis says intends to sign off on an executive order that task the state education commissioner to improve Florida-based education standards, which should not include Common Core as its foundation.
“You really need to understand what makes America the country it is,” DeSantis said. “We’re not a country where everyone has the same religious denomination or the same ethnic heritage. What unites, or what’s supposed to, is the ideas and certain principles that the country was founded on, that you see reflected int he Constitution, that have really been the focal points for a lot of the great debates we’ve had int he country’s history.”
“I think it’s important that when we’re sending some of these students out, they’re not only prepared for a career or for higher education, they’re prepared to discharge the duties of citizenship.”
Author: Jim Satney
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