Florida Parents Against Common Core is a Parent Led Grassroots Initiative to Stop Common Core in Florida.
Urgent Alert for Immediate Action
We are calling for "Special Session"
Contact your local legislators to request a "Special Session". It only takes 20% (9 senators and 24 house members) to send a formal request to the Florida Secretary of State.
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.
April 4th was our last chance for HB25 and its companion SB1316 to be read in the k-12 education 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.
K-12 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).
We are asking our local legislators to call for special session.
We need accountability. Common Core has circumventing the democratic process.
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.
How Special Session is Called: 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 discussed
NewsMonday, April 14, 2014 3:16 AM
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