New Common Core Changes - In Name Only
GAINESVILLE - In response to parent complaints against the new Common Core Standards...the Republican-controlled Florida Legislature is trying to push through new changes.
But they are changes in name only.
One bill aims to remove 30 mentions of Common Core in the new statue implementing the standards...in an effort to move towards a new name.
But one parent says she wants to pump the breaks on the new standards until it is known if they will actually work.
Sherrie McKnight, mother of three: "it's one size fits all I can tell you with my children - I have three - they are all different they all learn differently they all have different attention spans different likes different interests and that individuality is a good thing."
Some Republicans are also pushing a bill that would mandate school districts adopt their own textbooks - a job typically done at the state level.
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