After Tony Bennett's resignation in disgrace, the education establishment is furiously trying to keep a happy face on the Common Core system. They are not succeeding. In two meetings in the Jacksonville area on August 6th, Rep. Janet Adkins, chairwoman of the House Education Committee, tried to paint a dismal picture of Florida student achievement trying to justify the supposed desperate need for Common Core. The Florida Times Union reported, "Adkins told the audience that the percentage of Florida students reading below grade level is at the low 40s and the number is in the high 40s for students below grade level in math.'It shows we still have a ways to go,' she said."
In so doing, she directly contradicted Governor Scott who frequently touts his education record by mentioning the accomplishments (Podcast starting at 3:40) of Florida students: