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Common Core opponents to crash Scott Hobe Sound fund-raiser

by John Kennedy | March 7th, 2014

Opponents of the Common Core Standards set to govern Florida classrooms next fall plan to rally outside a fund-raiser Gov. Rick Scott has planned for Sunday in Hobe Sound.

Scott will be collecting campaign cash at the home of Amin Khoury, CEO of B/E Aerospace, Inc., of Wellington. The $500-a-ticket barbecue, $3,000 if you want to share a roundtable discussion with the governor, will help fuel the governor’s re-election campaign.

But also on hand plan to be a handful of demonstrators from Florida Parents Against Common Core and other groups, urging Scott to “pause” the state’s participation in the nationwide testing standard.

Common Core critics also are frustrated by how Republican leaders in the Legislature have also stalled action on legislation (HB 25, SB 1316) aimed at stopping the standards from being used at least until a host of conditions are met, including statewide public hearings.

Common Core has been condemned as a government takeover of education by tea party groups, but opponents also have gained support from some on the left who see it as setting the stage for more teaching-to-the-test.

“Parents and Republicans want Common Core ‘paused’ for further review,” said organizers Laura Zorc of Vero Beach and Allison Rampersad, a Lynn University business professor and leaders of the FPACC.

“It was never voted on the way it stands now. It was implemented without parent say or representation from our local representatives,” they added.

 

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3 Responses to “Common Core opponents to crash Scott Hobe Sound fund-raiser”

  1. Wait a Minute Says:

    Hmmm, wonder why the ‘protesters’ did not rally outside the school where President Obama was speaking today in Miami?

    It’s President Obama’s RACE TO THE TOP that offer INCENTIVES to implement the standards.

    These staged ‘protesters’ are performing what their political party wants them to push.

    It’s the PRESIDENT’S program that supports Common Core!

    Protesters = demoNcRats

  2. Wait a Minute Says:

    “States were given an incentive to adopt the Common Core Standards through the possibility of competitive federal Race to the Top grants. President Obama and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced the Race to the Top competitive grants on July 24, 2009 as a motivator for education reform.”

    Wikipedia

  3. Richard Driskill Says:

    To “Wait a Minute” …who obviously does not have the fortitude to make remarks with his name attached:

    The people whom you describe as “demoNcRats” are actually conservatives. They are caring parents and citizens of knowledge in the state of Florida who wish to invoke their right to address matters of importance concerning the well being of their children to receive a unmolested education of truth within the state in which they live. As you should know, the 10th Amendment retains for us, the people and or the state, the authority to reject any powers not specifically delegated to the federal government within the US Constitution. In such, it is our manner to address our governor to stand up and fight against what we know to be wrong, a disillusion of education to serve a outside mandate of ideology. The ‘protest’ is to remind the governor to remain dutiful to the citizens of the State of Florida, for whom he serves, and to the Constitution to which he has sworn to abide. It is but a warning that his constituents are watching, have rendered notice, and will react in kind come re-election. The state, our state, is not for sale.

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