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From the Miami Herald and Gov. Rick Scott considering executive action to address Common Core controversy:
TAMPA -- Florida Gov. Rick Scott is considering an executive order to address growing controversy over the Common Core State Standards.
Scott provided few details Wednesday, but hinted that the order would involve the new tests aligned to the education standards.
Florida was planning to use national exams created by the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, or PARCC. But Senate President Don Gaetz and House Speaker Will Weatherford have said Florida should develop its own plan for testing.
“PARCC is too expensive and it takes too long,” Scott said. “So I’m looking at a variety of things, whether it’s an executive order, some administrative and some legislative, to try to fix that.”
Scott also said he would try to address what he called “too much federal involvement” — an overture to tea party groups who consider the new benchmarks and tests an example of federal overreach.
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It's too bad there the governor isn't considering an outright ban on further implementation of the standards.
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