Keep Common Core school standards, many teachers tell state in survey

Gov. Ron DeSantis wants to eliminate Common Core from Florida’s public schools, but the academic standards seem to have a sizeable fan base among the state’s teachers. “We do NOT need new standards,” wrote a Volusia County teacher on the Florida Department of Education’s survey about Common Core. “Nothing concerns me about the current standards other than the fact we are thinking about replacing them,” wrote a Hardee County teacher. “I have been in education since 1995 and these are by far the best standards Florida has ever had,” wrote an educator from Pasco County. DeSantis campaigned on a promise to get rid of Common Core standards and within weeks of taking office in January signed an executive order to start that process. The governor then asked the education department to figure out what Florida’s new academic standards should look like, and in February it opened a survey asking respondents what they liked about Common Core and what concerned them.

Keep Common Core school standards, many teachers tell state in survey