Conservatives have been complaining about Common Core for years. Now one Republican is doing something about it. Ron DeSantis, the new Republican governor of Florida just booted Common Core from the state’s schools.
WPTV News reports:
Gov. DeSantis announces executive order to eliminate Common Core in Florida
Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Thursday he is issuing an executive order to eliminate Common Core from Florida schools.
“One of things we would constantly hear about on the campaign trail is frustration from parents with Common Core and the testing,” said Gov. DeSantis at a news conference at Ida S. Baker High School in Cape Coral.
The Governor said he wants to work with the Florida Department of Education, as well as speak with teachers and parents about their experiences with Common Core.
“Let’s get this right,” said Gov. DeSantis “We want high quality, we want to demand excellence.”
The Governor said he wants to streamline standardized testing, make civics a priority in schools, and increase the rate of literacy…
“When you complained about Common Core, I hear you. I told you I would do something about, and today we’re acting to bring those promises into reality,” said Gov. DeSantis.
Will other Republican governors follow suit? It would be popular among Conservative voters.