Gov. Ron DeSantis announced an executive order at a press conference at Ida S. Baker High School in Cape Coral Thursday to eliminate Common Core in the state.
DeSantis said he heard a lot of frustration while on the campaign trail with ‘Florida Standards’, a version of Common Core in the state.
“When you complained about Common Core, I hear ya,” DeSantis said. “I told you I’d do something about it.”
The executive order will require Commissioner of Education Richard Corcoran to provide a roadmap for “authentic Florida based standards,” DeSantis said.
He said there needs to be innovative ways to measure success and “not just teaching to a test.”
DeSantis put an emphasis on making Civics education a priority in Florida.
Commissioner Corcoran said, “We have the boldest number one education governor in the entire United States of America.”
Trust WINK News to update this story later today with reaction from Southwest Florida.