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The most ridiculous ed idea of the week (so far)


The Washington Post reports that the most ridiculous ed idea of the week so far comes to us from Florida, where Gov. Rick Scott organized a three-day education summit for ed leaders, legislators, teachers and parents. He sent interim Education Commissioner Pam Stewart to lead it, opting not to attend himself. The second day of the summit was Tuesday, when the subject at hand was the Common Core State Standards. Florida was an enthusiastic adopter of the standards but that support began to wane this year amid concerns about the initiative that include cost of implementation and standardized test security. In July, the state’s top Republican lawmakers sent a letter asking the state’s education commissioner — who then was Tony Bennett — to pull out of a group designing high-stakes standardized tests aligned with the standards and not to accept those assessments as a replacement for the state’s current exams…

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