Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Florida governor orders state out of Common Core tests

The War on Knowledge just ran into more opposition.

Just days after former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush excoriated opponents of the Common Core for defending ignorance (as opposed to actually implementing it, which is what he recommends), current Florida Gov. Rick Scott issued an executive order calling for the state to lop off the testing tentacle of the Common Core, called "PARCC":
Gov. Rick Scott is directing the state Education Board to withdraw from the national consortium creating tests to accompany the new Common Core State Standards. 
Scott sent a letter to state Board of Education Chairman Gary Chartrand Monday recommending a six-point action plan for pursuing higher standards in education. 
His first recommendation: pull out of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, or PARCC, and start the competitive bidding process to select the state's new assessment.
Read more here.

HT: Michelle Malkin

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