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AM News: FL Governor Bends To Tea Party Education Push

image from scholasticadministrator.typepad.comFlorida Curbs Role in Consortium Developing Common Core Exams WSJ: Florida is dialing back its participation in a national group developing exams for tougher math and reading standards known as the Common Core.

Florida Governor Alters The Plan For Common Core NPR: Florida Gov. Rick Scott announced Monday that the state is dropping out as fiscal agent for an organization developing tests for Common Core, the new educational standards. Scott, a Republican facing re-election next year, says he agrees with many of his Tea Party supporters who want the state to drop it entirely.

Schools lose academic ratings after claims of cheating LA Times: The reports showed that suspected  cheating was isolated, usually one teacher acting alone. And the number of affected campuses was small in a state with more than 10,000 schools.

Enrollment in teacher preparation programs plummets EdSource Today: A  report for the commission indicates a 24 percent reduction from the previous year’s total of 34,838 students. Enrollments have declined by 66 percent from a decade earlier, when 77,700 students were enrolled.

Parents and Schools WNYC:  During the Bloomberg years, many parents felt cut out of the education system, from decisions around school closings to the rise of testing. Will the next mayor's DOE be different? 

School Technology: Pros Outweigh Cons? NPR: As kids across the country start another school year, they might find tablet computers in their bags along with those books and binders. Host Michel Martin speaks with former New York Schools chancellor Joel Klein.  

Diane Ravitch on School Reform WNYC: New York University professor Diane Ravitch discusses school reform in New York City and the challenges expected for the next mayor around charters, "Common Core" testing, and more.


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These teachers are assisting these kids should be fired. Its not all the teachers fault its the school districts and the public blame the teachers for everything that is wrong with the public school system. The blame belongs to administrators, politicians, and policy-makers. These individuals and groups are the ones allocating funds for education and spending for schools. These are the people that misuse their authority and end up costing the districts millions, but in the end, the teachers always get blamed because they have their summers off.
At the end of the day the teachers should have not done this and should pay for their actions. But I don't think this should effect the whole school because not every teacher did this.

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