Florida Parents Against Common Core is a Parent Led Grassroots Initiative to Stop Common Core in Florida. 

  

Alert for Immediate Action 

 

Dear Parents:

It's not over.   Parents and grandparents all across Florida for the last 12 months have been urging our law makers to stop and take a look at the "Common Core Education Disaster" they are allowing to happen.   Unfortunately the education committee members have turned their back on Florida parents. 

Friday was our last chance for HB25 and it's companion SB1316 to be read in sub committee.  The education committee members do not want these bills to make it for a democratic vote in the house or senate this session.
 

Education Sub Committee Chairman Rep Erik Fresen (R-Miami) refused to allow HB25 to be read this session in which would have allowed the bill to pass on to the education committee.  So forth with Senator John Legg (R-Lutz) and Senator Bill Galvano (R-Tampa).         

What now? 
 
Our next step is to call on our Governor- (R)Rick Scott, Speaker of the House- (R)Will Weatherford, President of the Senate- (R)Don Gaetz to call for  "Special Session"  immediately. 
 
We are asking Govenor Scott- "Out of respect to the parents, rightfully give these bill a chance to be voted on by our local legislatures."  

We need accountability. Common Core has  circumventing the democratic process.    Parents in your emails and phone calls respectfully remind them that these are "OUR" children not theirs.   When it comes to "OUR" children we take being ignored and their poor policy decision making personally. 

HB25 and SB1316 will call on public hearings in every district, a deeper review of the standards, and ensure quality secured testing.       

If you are a busy parent who typically doesn't get involved with political issues, you are not alone.  FPACC is made up of ordinary moms and dads that normally express their views at the polls.  However on this issue parents are not being passive.     Please join us and  speak up.  Make your calls today and just as importantly be mindful to elect those that listen.

(850)717-9249
(850)487-5229
(850)717-5038
 

Special Session: Special sessions may be called by Proclamation of the Governor, by Joint Proclamation of the House Speaker and the Senate President, or by the members of the Legislature for the purpose of considering specific legislation and shall not exceed 20 consecutive days unless extended by a three-fifths vote of each house. In order for members of the Legislature to call a special session, three-fifths of the members of both houses must vote in favor of calling a special session.

 

Common Core Legislation we want Passed

House Bill 25

 Senate Bill 1316

News

Monday, April 14, 2014 3:16 AM

WATCH: Colbert Mocks Sample Common Core Math Problems

On his show last night, Comedy Central host Stephen Colbert expressed concern about adopting Common Core into public schools, mocking some of the sample Common Core math problems assigned to students.


Sunday, March 30, 2014 2:06 PM

Mothers in Florida Putting Pressure on Gov Scott

By Warner Todd Huston  3/17/14 Brietbert.com

Mothers in the state of Florida have realized that the legislature has stalled its aim to suspend thier actions of preventing Sunshine State's Common Core- derived education policy. 

New tact:  holding Governor Rick Scott (R) accountable to them is just beginning.

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/03/16/Florida-s-Common-Core-Opponents-Putting-Pressure-on-Gov-Scott


Sunday, March 30, 2014 1:41 PM

Common Core emerges as potent election issue for fed-up parents

Parents across the country may hold the key to this year's mid-term elections as they vent their anger over the implementation of a controversial education achievement measure called the Common Core State Standards Initiative.


Wednesday, March 19, 2014 1:00 PM

Bush Foundation Promoting Common Education Standards Online and On Air

By John O'Connor -StateImpact

“This is a sign that they are concerned we are winning the debate,” said Laura Zorc, a co-founder of Florida Parents Against Common Core. A similar advertising campaign failed in Indiana two years ago, Zorc said.

http://stateimpact.npr.org/florida/2014/03/19/bush-foundation-promoting-common-education-standards-online-on-air/

 


Thursday, March 13, 2014 8:00 PM

Common Core opponents put pressure on Gov. Rick Scott

Kathleen McGrory By Kathleen McGroryHerald/Times Tallahassee BureauTALLAHASSEE --

With their bill to suspend Florida’s new education benchmarks stalled in the Legislature, opponents of the Common Core State Standards are pursuing a new strategy.They are turning the heat up on Gov. Rick Scott.Last Sunday, about 80 members of the group Florida Parents Against Common Core protested outside a private fundraiser for Scott on Jupiter Island.
Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/03/13/3993614/common-core-opponents-put-pressure.html#storylink=cpy


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