Common core opponents launch radio ads

Jan 7, 2014 by

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Opponents of Common Core in Florida today launched radio ads they hope will spread their message that the new academic standards will harm education. The group Stop Common Core Florida says its ads started airing today in the Fort Myers and Naples areas, and they hope to expand to other markets.

The group thinks Common Core will lead to scripted lessons, more testing and federal control of local schools, among other problems.

“There is something to hate from just about everyone’s perspective,” it said in a press release.

Common Core standards are benchmarks for what students should learn in language arts and math. They have been adopted by most states, and, in Florida, they are being phased in and are to be fully in place by next school year.

Florida adopted Common Core in 2010, with little fanfare and little public discussion. State education leaders say the new standards will improve public education by demanding students learn more in key academic areas.

via Common core opponents launch radio ads – Orlando Sentinel.

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