Help Stop Common Core and PARCC

Americans for Prosperity Florida is circulating this petition.  Please read carefully and sign on if you’re opposed to Common Core.

“The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers as it’s formally known, is a standardized set of elementary, middle and high school math and English assessments that coincide with the federal government’s Common Core initiative.”  Are you ready for 20 days of student testing per calendar school year?

Last week Senate President Don Gaetz and House Speaker Will Weatherford sent a letter to Florida’s Commissioner of Education requesting that Florida withdraw from the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers or PARCC,a national education consortium that is developing educational assessments to be used by states all around the country.Click here to tell Commissioner Bennett you agree with President Gaetz and Speaker Weatherford!The Senate President and House Speaker, along with many other legislators, believe that Florida needs a Florida-based test, not a one-size-fits-all test. They have well-founded concerns with the PARCC assessments, including costs, timing, and readiness — and so do I.Florida’s students have made huge improvements over the last fifteen years and we can’t afford to hand off responsibility for student success to a national group. Floridians know what is best for Florida students. We must maintain local control over our students’ educational assessments and curricula.Click here to send an email to Governor Scott and Education Commissioner Bennett today asking to withdraw Florida from the PARCC!

In the pursuit of liberty,

Slade O’Brien
Florida State Director
Americans for Prosperity


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