The governor also sent a letter to the chairman of the state Board of Education, with a six-point plan for ensuring that the state has high education standards. Scott proposed a series of public hearings in which testimony could be given about possible changes to the Common Core standards, which Florida adopted in 2010.
Some 45 states and the District of Columbia approved the Common Core standards in recent years, but some are now reconsidering. The Obama administration has been a big supporter of the Core.
In July, Florida’s top Republican lawmakers asked the state’s education commissioner to pull out of PARCC, and said they did not want those assessments to be used as a replacement for the state’s current exams. Scott has now done what they asked.