“A major victory in the effort to reverse … Common Core!” (Part 2)

In Part 1 of this post, I explained what SB1496-Assessments and Accountability would do, put the bill in a broader national perspective, and pointed out the local efforts to support it.  In this post, I’ll give you my take on what’s at stake, and suggest some next steps.What's at stake: educational standardsFlorida ranked 32nd of … Continue reading “A major victory in the effort to reverse … Common Core!” (Part 2)

School Board Meeting civility at risk

“No names, please: Parent challenges board’s bid to keep comments from getting personal.” That title on a front-page story in Sunday’s Naples Daily News was meant to get your attention. It got mine. (Online article behind paywall here.) Two School Board members and some community members, according to the Daily News article, object to School Board … Continue reading School Board Meeting civility at risk

Corrections

I try hard to ensure factual accuracy in all my posts, but unintentional errors are inevitable. I encourage readers to point them out to me as soon as possible, so that I can publish corrections.On March 6, Jared Grifoni, Chairman, Libertarian Party of Collier County (LPCC), messaged me through the Sparker’s Soapbox Facebook Page. He … Continue reading Corrections

“A major victory in the effort to reverse … Common Core!” (Part 1)

Updated: 3/7/15, 1:35 PMLast week, the Florida Citizens Alliance triumphantly announced “a major victory in the effort to reverse course on the implementation of Common Core (aka ”The Florida Sunshine State Standards“) and return control of education to local school boards!” They were referring to the filing of what they call the “Florida Education Stakeholders … Continue reading “A major victory in the effort to reverse … Common Core!” (Part 1)