The Orlando Sentinel reports that Florida’s Governor Rick Scott has withdrawn his state from the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for Colleges and Careers testing consortium that is developing Common Core State Standards tests.
Scott is going further, however. The Sentinel reports Scott’s press release says:
“We agree that we should say ‘yes’ to high standards for Florida students and ‘no’ to the federal government’s overreach into our education system. Therefore, I notified the federal government that Florida would be withdrawing from PARCC, and at the same time we will hold public comment sessions to receive input on any alterations that should be made to the current Common Core Standards. We are committed to maintaining high standards for our students.”
It looks like Florida understands our Bluegrass Institute positions that the Common Core State Standards should only be a starting “Model, but not a Mandate” and that students need “More than Core.”