When is a lie not a lie? When Ed Commissioner Pam Stewart tells it.

Stewart is going around telling people that common core won’t cost anything
additional. Well the Department of Education’s very own 100 million dollar
budget for common core disputes that. But they aren’t the only one; even the
pro Common Core Fordham institute says it is going to cost millions to implement.

all this Politifact rated Pam Stewart’s statement as half true!

They wrote: Indeed, the Florida Department of Education created a
spreadsheet in February detailing more than $100 million in Common Core
projects the state had embarked upon.
The items included
$24 million for the creation of student tutorial lessons, $4.7 million to
generate math assessments and lesson study toolkits, and $25.5 million for a
database of test questions for teachers to use. Funding for the vast majority
of these projects came from a federal Race to the Top grant that Florida won,
in part, for agreeing to adopt the Common Core.  
During the spring
2013 legislative session, Florida lawmakers noted that testing for the new
standards would require computers, and they adopted
a law barring the state from using Common Core-affiliated tests until all
schools had the needed technology in place. The bill analysis noted that the State Board of
Education requested $442 million for the improvements, a number later revised
downward to $100 million.
So the Common Core
price tag is well documented.
But that doesn’t make
Stewart completely wrong.
despite all the evidence that it will cost more, Politifact basically agreed
with Pam Stewart.

get it some people like common core especially a lot of powerful people but
shouldn’t we have the facts before we move forward? 

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