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Fwd: IMPORTANT-CALL ABOUT COMMON CORE

From: Bob W.
Sent on: Sunday, July 21, 2013 2:21 PM
Thanks Ham!

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From: Hamilton Boone <[address removed]>
Date: July 21, 2013, 2:13:34 PM EDT
Subject: IMPORTANT-CALL ABOUT COMMON CORE

Patriots and families,

 

Here is for sure, a time when we each need to pass this on and to take a minute to pick up the phone and to gratefully thank Goetz and Weatherford for their leadership. They sent a letter to Commissioner Bennett and Gov. Scott opposing the implementation of PARCC(see below) which will delay ,(and hopefully end)  the implementation, of Common Core. This gives us the much needed time to educate our legislators and all Floridians of the harm CC will do to our children by INDOCTINATION..NOT EDUCATION.

 

Additionally, take the time to call Bennett and Scott and let them know you do not want the CC in our schools. As far as Bennett, I thought you might like to know how he became the most powerful member of education here in Florida. Here you go..

 

http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/state_edwatch/2012/11/tony_bennett_says_common_core_in_jeopardy_in_indiana.html?cmp=SOC-SHR-TW

 

we already know enough about RINO Scott…but please make the call.

 

 

The philosophy of the classroom for one generation will be the philosophy of the government in the next.

Abe Lincoln

 

Ham

 

 

 

 

Call State Education Commissioner Tony Bennett

Office Phone: (850)[masked]

Log a call to State Education Commissioner Tony Bennett's Office

 

 

Call Senate President Don Gatez

Office Phone: (850)[masked]

Log a call to Senate President Don Gatez's Office

 

 

Call Governor Rick Scott

Office Phone: (850)[masked]

Log a call to Governor Rick Scott's Office

 

 

Call Speaker of the House Will Weatherford

Office Phone: (813)[masked]

Log a call to Speaker of the House Will Weatherford's Office

 

“Both leaders of Florida’s legislative chambers are asking Education Commissioner Tony Bennett to withdraw from a coalition of states developing a new standardized test.

The Tampa Bay Times is reporting House Speaker Will Weatherford and Senate President Don Gaetz, both Republicans, have sent a letter to Bennett requesting the state withdraw from the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, or PARCC.

Weatherford and Gaetz are concerned PARCC would increase the time Florida school spend testing students, that PARCC can’t say how long it will take to receive results, that many school districts don’t have the bandwidth and computers needed for the online test and that PARCC still has not said how much the test will cost.

“Consequently, it is our view that Florida should withdraw immediately from PARCC,” they wrote, “in favor of a Florida Plan for valid, reliable and timely testing of student performance, including assessments for the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards.

“Too many questions remain unanswered with PARCC regarding implementation, administration, technology readiness, timeliness and utility of results, security infrastructure, data collection and undetermined cost.”

Florida is handling the money for the group of states designing the test and is a leader in PARCC’s development. The test is meant to measure how well students are learning new education standards known as Common Core.

Gaetz and Weatherford ask Bennett to consider approved end-of-course exams, adopting another state’s template and exams from established companies like SAT and ACT.”

 

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