In the wake of Governor DeSantis (R-FL) calling on the Florida House to end Common Core once and for all, the public response has been more than surprising. While Common Core tends to traditionally be a conservative talking point, State Senator Shevrin Jones (D-35) is leading the way for bipartisan action on replacing Common Core.
Although Sen. Jones is a staunch critic of the DeSantis Administration, he is now giving the governor credit where credit is due. The Senator is now calling on his colleagues “on both sides of the aisle to leave partisanship at the door and maintain willingness to ultimately do what’s right for schools across the state.”
The Senator then went on to call this potential new education plan as an “opportunity” to improve Florida’s schools and “restore parents and teacher’s ability to have impactful conversations about student’s growth in the classroom.”
However, with the rise of Critical Race Theory education still being disputed across the country, Florida politicians could potentially run into an ideological clash with whatever this replacement for Common Core may be.
State Representative Spencer Roach (R-79) has previously told The Floridian that he has concerns that Florida’s ban on CRT is not secure enough against preventing similar styled curriculum from being implemented at some point in the future. Roach and Jones could not be more polarized on this topic.
Right now it seems unclear how much good faith those in the state government may have when it comes to Florida’s education.