The Governor rolled out his legislative agenda for education at a conference in Fort Myers this morning. The written statement is available on the Governor’s web site here.
“Common Core”, which includes math and English language arts, is highlighted. The word “science” does not appear anywhere in the statement.
Goal 1 in the Governor’s statement says this: “Florida will not implement new testing requirements that do not support the new Common Core State Standards”. That means no new EOC’s in precalculus, chemistry, physics, or anything else that matters in preparing future science and engineering professionals.
It’s another loss for science in Florida’s K-12 schools.