Ron DeSantis announced Thursday that he would sign an executive order eliminating education involving common core standards used in Florida’s education system.
He also stated he would “identify ways to make civics education a priority in Florida.”
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As reported by Fox 13 News, “DeSantis’ executive order directs Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran to develop a road map for a new way to educate the sunshine state’s students.
Florida moved to a Common Core-type system under former Gov. Rick Scott, a change aimed at matching standards for other students in the U.S.
State leaders made some tweaks to Common Core, and re-branded it as ‘Florida Standards’ but they remain very similar to Common Core.
State governors – not the federal government – developed Common Core and former Gov. Jeb Bush did everything he could to sell it as “fewer, higher expectations, critical thinking skills, benchmarked to the best…