Putting Education Reform To The Test

Columnist: Tony Bennett Is The Best Choice For Ed Commissioner

The State Board of Education should hire Indiana Superintendent Tony Bennett because of his strong support of Common Core standards, Beth Kassab argues in the Orlando Sentinel. Common Core will mean students learn fewer subjects but learn them more thoroughly — and Kassab says Florida needs to toughen its standards.

The switch to Common Core will be like an FCAT change on steroids.

It will change the way teachers teach in Florida. The curriculum. The materials. What students are tested on. All students will be tested on Common Core standards by the 2014-15 school year.

But before you shake your fist at the latest Jeb Bush scheme to takeover education in Florida and burden teachers with more new standards, know this: teachers actually like Common Core. And, for the most part, the unions like it too.

Read more at: www.orlandosentinel.com

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