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Common Core: the standard that dares not speak its name

House K-12 Subcommittee Chairwoman Janet Adkins proposed deleting Common Core from Florida Statutes so all the state's education standards will be under one name. File photo by John Iarussi.

It’s not as Orwellian as making a person’s existence disappear from the public record but Winston Smith would recognize the maneuver.  

A Florida House committee on Wednesday will discuss a proposed committee bill that expunges the words “Common Core” from state law.  The K-12 Subcommittee is working on a bill, basically a housekeeping measure, repealing terminated programs and clarifying graduation requirements. It would delete 36 references to the Common Core State Standards in sections 1000.21 to 1008.22 of the Florida Statutes governing public education.

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