Gov Rick Scott, Georgia and Common Core

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Gov. Rick Scott of Florida went the way of Georgia on Common Core.  Scott is up for re-election this year.  Daniel Malloy and Jim Galloway from Political Insider reported on this:

When it comes to Common Core, those voluntary national education standards that have sparked the ire of tea partyers, Florida’s Gov. Rick Scott appears to be following the path blazed by Gov. Nathan Deal of Georgia. From the Associated Press:

Instead of rejecting — or wholly endorsing the standards as former Gov. Jeb Bush has — Scott on Monday called for public hearings and possible changes to the Common Core State Standards.

The Republican governor also said the state will pull out of a national test for school children to see if they are reaching standards in certain subjects.

Scott, in an executive order and letters to top state education officials, said he remains in favor of the “highest academic standards,” but wants to make sure there isn’t any “federal intrusion” into education policy.

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