Governor Scott Announces Decision to Withdraw from PARCC
Published September 23rd, 2013
GAINESVILLE- A program aimed at improving education standards across the country has lost its support in the Sunshine State.
Governor Rick Scott announced today that the state of Florida will be withdrawing from the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers.
Scott's decision to abandon PARCC comes after his return from an education summit a few weeks ago.
Scott informed the State Board of Education of steps they can take to keep high education standards and remove the state from federal intrusion in education policy.
Alachua County School District leaders school feel that the PARCC and Common Core curriculum changes, were too much too soon.
School District Spokesperson, Jackie Johnson says , "they felt that the implementation timeline for common core was much too fast when you've got such a massive shift in the curriculum and a whole new test you really want to give that test time."
The PARCC test was scheduled to start during the 2014-2015 school year.
In the meantime, the state will hold a series of 3 public hearings between now and the beginning of November to decide the future standardized education in the state.
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