Florida Gov. DeSantis Wants to End Common Core With Executive Order

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said he'll sign an executive order to eliminate Common Core academic standards from the state's education system.

"We stuck with Common Core then we re-branded it...it’s all the same. It all needs to be looked at, it all needs to be scrutinized,” DeSantis said at an appearance in Cape Coral Thursday, according to WFLA.

Launched in 2010 by a bipartisan group of governors and state education chiefs, Common Core sought to bring scholastic standards to the same high level nationwide for K-12 students. Some teachers and parents criticized the standards as confusing and out of synch with students' needs.

"I have heard parents from across the state loud and clear and they all agree that it is time to finally end Common Core," DeSantis said in a statement.

The Florida Department of Education made changes to the standards in 2014 and renamed them the Florida Standards.

DeSantis said new standards will be developed over the next year and will be presented to the Legislature for the 2020 session.

The Florida Department of Education is asking for input on Common Core replacement. Take their survey here.

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