From the News Service of Florida:
ORLANDO - A gathering of Republican Party of Florida activists voted Friday evening to oppose the Common Core education standards in a sign of growing anger among the party’s grass-roots members over the school benchmarks.
The resolution, which was approved by a caucus of state committeemen and committeewomen as part of the run-up to Saturday’s annual party meeting, is not binding on the GOP.
RPOF officials, speaking on background, quickly moved to downplay the significance of the vote against the guidelines, which have support from members of the school-accountability movement led by former Republican Gov. Jeb Bush.
But the vote also seemed to show that resistance to the standards has not died down since Gov. Rick Scott ordered the state Department of Education to begin backing away from a test based on Common Core and to review the standards. Continue Reading →