Florida School Board Opts Out of the Common Core: Potentially More to Follow

By Andrew Pillow

It is no secret that the Common Core was not necessarily universally well received. However, after a long and bitter battle, it was adopted by most states. However, it now appears that not even that is enough to guarantee its usage.

Lee County school district of Florida, just voted to opt out of all statewide, and standardized testing. This sets a precedent that could be replicated in many other districts. Particularly in more conservative areas of the country where the Common Core is less popular.

Superintendent Nancy Graham said following the vote, that the decision “will hurt children” to a chorus of boos.

Consequences for board members and proposals to replace the common core exam where not discussed.

Other school boards are also researching opting out of the common core.

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Andrew Pillow

Andrew is a technology teacher at KIPP Indy College Prep. He is graduate of the University of Kentucky and a Teach for America Alum. Andrew just recently finished his commitment as a Teach Plus Policy fellow, and he is looking forward to putting the skills he's learned to good use. Andrew has written for several publications in the past on a wide variety of topics but will be sticking to education for his role on Indy/Ed.