There is good reason for Florida parents and student to be concerned about the Common Core State Standards that already are replacing the Sunshine State Standards. But it has nothing to do with a “federal takeover” of public education.
As the recent town hall forum in Wellington demonstrated, a vocal contingent of Common Core critics will focus on that irrational fear no matter what. That informational meeting, which a state legislator organized, and others to be conducted by education officials across the state, primarily will attract people who want to complain, not learn.
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