November 8, 2013
Florida education officials must fish or cut bait. Because of the copyright issues and rules from the Common Core Initiative (see quotes)
, the only way to substantively change the standards to do what Florida officials have promised is to withdraw. There is no other way to have truly specific state standards and assessments, to make the math standards rigorous enough for STEM careers, and make them developmentally appropriate, all stated desires of the governor, the speaker, the Senate president, and the commissioner. Either they must admit they are keeping the Common Core standards with only superficial changes against the will of the people or proceed with standards and tests that are specific for Florida.