Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Pasco School Board Formalizes Support for Common Core

 Land O’ Lakes, FL – (November 5, 2013) – The District School Board of Pasco County voted unanimously today in favor of a resolution supporting the Common Core State Standards and urging the governor and Legislature to “remain steadfast in their support” for moving forward with implementation.

In approving the resolution, the School Board clarified that the standards do not dictate how teachers teach, but rather they define what students need to learn.  The resolution confirms the Board’s belief that “the CCSS are a set of consistent, high-quality academic goals in English/language arts (ELA) and mathematics” that “create consistent learning goals for all students regardless of where they live or go to school, assuring parents that their children are learning the same rigorous academic standards as other students across Florida and across the country.”

Signed copies of the resolution will be sent to Governor Rick Scott and to each member of the Pasco County Legislative Delegation.  Click here to view the resolution.