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Support Local Control of Education - Get Florida Out Of Common Core

566 Signatures Goal: 150

The Petition We reject the Federal Government's intrusion into our education system and want control over what is taught in our classroom returned to our state and local school boards. • Common Core removes control of our state k-12 education standards from Florida and puts it in the hands of private trade organizations who wrote and copyrighted the standards and who are not accountable to the public which pays for their implementation. • It allows the federal government to dictate the terms of our teacher evaluations. • It makes it practically impossible for local school districts to control their costs because independent consortia develop assessment tools which our districts must use. These on-line assessments are not only many times more expensive than our existing FCAT tests, they are a technical impossibility for many schools in our state who do not have broadband access to the internet. Governor Rick Scott hasn't even come close to providing the school districts with enough funding to support Common Core. • Common Core Standards are not internationally benchmarked as marketed, nor have they been tested and found to be superior to existing state standards. They have never been tried before. Their implementation in 45 states amounts to a massive pilot program that uses our children as test subjects. • Common Core assessments ramp up the collection of personally identifiable data on our children. Through various agreements this data will be sent directly to the US Department of Education who has changed the Family Education Rights Privacy Act (FERPA) to allow this data to be shared with other government agencies and third parties without our knowledge or consent. • The architect of the Common Core Standards has vowed to align the SAT tests to these standards thereby pressuring homeschoolers and private schools to teach to these standards as well. Millions of children will be lost inside a one size fits all system designed to create equal mediocrity among the new “global citizens.”

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  • elizabeth shell
    elizabeth shell United States, Lawrenceville
    Mar 25, 2015
    Mar 25, 2015
    I'm afraid that we will end up with more children quitting school at 16 and teachers leaving the school system because they have no say in what they teach or how.
  • elizabeth shell
    Mar 25, 2015
    Mar 25, 2015
    I'm afraid that we will end up with more children quitting school at 16 and teachers leaving the school system because they have no say in what they teach or how.
  • rb
    Feb 02, 2015
    Feb 02, 2015
    Common core actually takes the rights away from the parents to what is implemented in the current and future curriculums...in which the federal government will. The parents will have relinquished all rights to protest. Wake up America! The history classes that I subbed for last school year, didn't even know what a republic was, and the only reference in the new books they were given only had one reference: Plato's republic. Really? Take back your children!!! And hurry!!!
  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Feb 02, 2015
    Feb 02, 2015
    Common core actually takes the rights away from the parents to what is implemented in the current and future curriculums...in which the federal government will. The parents will have relinquished all rights to protest. Wake up America! The history classes that I subbed for last school year, didn't even know what a republic was, and the only reference in the new books they were given only had one reference: Plato's republic. Really? Take back your children!!! And hurry!!!
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  • 4 months ago
    elizabeth shell United States
    4 months ago
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    phylicia rogers
    6 months ago
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    Anita grimes
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    Kristen Roberts
    10 months ago
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    S. Poste United States
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    S. Poste United States
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    S. Poste
    11 months ago
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    RE Richter
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    Sarah Batchellor
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    william hart
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    Linda Young
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    Tony Arnold
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    Brenda Smith United States
    2 years ago
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    Mary Bradley Grieser United States
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    Alyssa moss United States
    2 years ago
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