It may have sounded like a good idea on paper, making sure every student had basic comprehension of basic subjects, but Common Core was a controversial idea right from its inception in 2010. 

In January 2019, barely a month into his administration, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed an executive order to begin the elimination of Common Core from Florida classrooms. 

Now in 2021, DeSantis has announced a legislative proposal to end the Florida Statewide Assessment, the final component of Common Core in Florida schools, and transition to progress monitoring of students. 

What does that mean for Florida students?  How does this set Florida apart from other states across the country?  What are the advantages and disadvantages?

Our guests this week:

  • State Rep. Rene Plasencia [R-District 50, Orlando/Titusville]
  • State Rep. Susan Valdés [D-District 62, Tampa]
  • Melissa Erickson, Executive Director, Alliance for Public Schools