Skip to comments.Department of Education approves Common Core changes at Orlando meeting
Posted on 02/18/2014 10:55:31 AM PST by sheikdetailfeather
ORLANDO, Fla. Florida education officials have officially adopted a handful of changes to school standards known as "Common Core State Standards."
The changes were adopted Tuesday during a State Board of Education meeting in Orlando.
The benchmarks for learning in language arts and math were adopted by Florida in 2010 and have been approved by more than 40 other states.
The standards were developed by a coalition of state leaders and establish what a student should know to be prepared for college and the workforce.
State Education Commissioner Pam Stewart also said she remains "on track" to make a decision in March regarding a new statewide testing assessment. It will replace existing tests which are primarily known as the FCAT.
Those changes would go into effect next school year.
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Military training establishments aside, regarding the Department of Education, note that the states have never delegated to the feds, via the Constitution, the specific power to regulate, tax and spend for schooling purposes.
The Department of Education, “Keepin’ ‘em Stupid!”
But the newest chorus of complaints is coming from one of the most liberal states, and one of the earliest champions of the standards: New York. And that is causing supporters of the Common Core to shudder.
Carol Burris, an acclaimed high school principal on Long Island, calls the Common Core a disaster.
We see kids, she said, they dont want to go to school anymore.
Wisconsin is introducing a process to review and correct CC
Common Core is like putting Moo-shell in charge of school lunches
Instead of wasting time “correcting” what you cannot, toss it straight into the Dumpster.
Florida Common Core changes approved despite protest at Orlando meeting
This is great, but the leftist response is similar to that of criticizing Communism itself, that is, that it went wrong only because it wasn’t implemented correctly. This is essentially what Cuomo’s comeback is.
Like everything else from the left - the only way to ‘fix’ it is to get rid of it. Completely.
WE have a constitutionally elected State Superintendent of Public Instruction in Wisconsin. Don’t ask.
Indiana House committee votes to nix Common Core
1 hour ago Summer Ballentine Associated Press
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) A measure to stop Indiana from using the Common Core national education standards has been advanced by a legislative panel.
The House Education Committee endorsed the bill in a 10-2 vote Thursday. The Senate previously approved the measure 36-12.