Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Ends ‘Common Core,’ Embraces ‘Common Sense’

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by Dr Susan Berry

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) announced Friday he is officially putting an end to the Common Core Standards in his state and replacing them with standards that “embrace common sense.”

DeSantis said at a press conference that his new “Benchmarks for Excellent Student Thinking” (B.E.S.T.) standards, which will be released in the coming days, will mark a “return to the basics of reading, writing, and arithmetic,” reported Fox 13 News.

With the B.E.S.T. standards, the governor said Florida students will “understand the principles that make America great.”

One year ago, DeSantis issued an executive order that called for the elimination of the Common Core Standards, which former Gov. Jeb Bush (R) had urged the state to adopt. Ultimately, the state “rebranded” the Common Core as the Florida Standards.

In his order, DeSantis instructed the state education commissioner to complete a review of the Florida K-12 academic standards for English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics and submit it to the governor with recommendations for revisions by January 1, 2020.

The governor said in a press release announcing the new standards: Read the rest HERE.

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1 Response to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Ends ‘Common Core,’ Embraces ‘Common Sense’

  1. Joe Z says:

    It looks like DeSantis is headed in the right direction (excuse the pun). Now if he can give socialists and communists in the Florida education system the boot he’ll be doing even better.

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