I appreciated the editorial “Jeb is the common core,” pointing out the irony of Gov. Rick Scott shunning his own education summit in favor of meeting with former Gov. Jeb Bush, but I take issue with the paper’s insistence that opposition to implementation of Common Core Standards is mostly from tea party conservatives.
Common Core Standards are opposed by citizens from the right to the left, for varying reasons. I consider myself a liberal, and I agree in principle with the idea of national standards, but I am concerned about the way these standards were developed and how they will be implemented. To be done right, they should be introduced in first grade and added grade by grade over the next 10 years. There should be communication, so that if something is not working there is time to modify it.
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