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Distribution of answers submitted by Florida voters.
Yes, I support a national base standard but allow states and local districts to customize their implementation
Yes, national standards will help improve our national average and better prepare students for college
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The Common Core State Standards Initiative is an education initiative that details what K-12 students should know in English and Math at the end of each grade. The initiative is sponsored by the National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers and seeks to establish consistent education standards across the states as well as ensure that students graduating from high school are prepared to enter two or four year college programs or enter the workforce. Learn more or See recent Common Core news
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No one seems to have the answer, but from teachers I know this could be a good start. But more support needs to be given to teachers and less emphasis on grading the teachers and putting them under so much stress. Teachers are underpaid now and more are... 5 years ago from a Democrat in Vero Beach, FL
I do not believe we have the answers yet on how to best mass educate children. I believe we must keep trying to find the best answer while still educating children to the best of our abilities. 5 years ago from a Democrat in Saint Augustine, FL
A common core makes sense if it is an expectation not a legislation. To hold teachers accountable for all children in their classrooms to be able to reach those standards is ridiculously impossible. Education should be a team effort between parents,... 5 years ago from a Republican in Jacksonville, FL
I should know more but I feel less confident on this issue. However, to the extent that Common Core Standards are a drive to TEST more, I do not support them. 5 years ago from a Democrat in Fort Lauderdale, FL
For a workers party. For a workers government. For a socialist America. Billions for free, quality, racially integrated education for all. Not one penny for private or religious schools. Expropriate the private colleges, universities, school... 5 years ago from a Green in Saint Petersburg, FL
As much as possible education should be locally CONTROLLED but the local school boards should be given the financial resources to be as flexible as possible for each individual students needs. Even state CONTROLL in a state as diverse as Florida leads to... 5 years ago from a Democrat in Tallevast, FL
I do not know enough to decide. 5 years ago from a Republican in Miami, FL
Common Core National standards should be created by EDUCATORS - not politicians or non-expert individuals. The standards should then be administered by EDUCATORS in each state and tailored to the needs of those communities - with the ultimate aim of full... 5 years ago from a Democrat in Altamonte Springs, FL
I think that we should be like other countries and start teaching our kids what they need for careers after the 8th grade. 5 years ago from a Green in Ocoee, FL
Generally speaking the more the federal government tries to do the less they accomplish, stop trying to micromanage the entire country, and let local issues be handled locally. 5 years ago from a Democrat in Boca Raton, FL