Tallahassee continues to implode and our schools continue to pay the price.

And these are the guys that advocate for vouchers, charter
schools and merit pay.
One day after the state board of education effectively voted
to lie to the people of Florida, Senate President Don Geatz and the speaker of
the house Will Weatherford wrote a letter saying we should abandon the common
core and the tests, the PARCC that are going to replace the FCAT.
From the Sun
Sentinel: Florida’s top legislative leaders today urged state
educators to immediately abandon plans to replace the FCAT with tests from a national
consortium and to instead craft “our own Florida plan of
assessments.”
Senate President Don Gaetz, R-Niceville, and House Speaker
Will Weatherford, R-Wesley Chapel, made their recommendation in a letter to
Education Commissioner Tony Bennett.
They said the standardized tests being created by the
Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (or PARCC)
would take up too many days of the school year, would require more computers
and bandwith than many campuses have and would not be scored in a
“timely” manner.
“We cannot jeopardize fifteen years of education
accountability reform by relying on PARCC to define a fundamental component of
our accountability system,” the lawmakers wrote. “It would be
unacceptable to participate in national efforts that may take us backward and
erode confidence in our accountability system and our trajectory of continued
success.”
First they are seriously delusional if they don’t think confidence
has not already been seriously eroded.
Everyday it becomes mare apparent that our leaders in Tallahassee
don’t know what they are doing and have meddled with education to its
detriment. Its time that we didn’t just rethink the common core and the school
grading system but everything that has come out of Tallahassee over at least the
last five years.

Step one to be successful is getting Tallahassee out of
education. 

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