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Parents protest adoption of Common Core standards

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Updated: 11/09/2013 9:21 pm
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Local group Bear Witness protested Florida's proposed adoption of Common Core education standards.

The group gathered at the Cuban American Club Saturday morning to discuss the effect the new standards would have on education in Florida.

Common Core standards, which are federal education standards, are a set of expectations for what students should know in every grade.

The standards have been adopted by 45 states and the District of Columbia, but parents told Action News that they're still concerned about the changes.

"Are they going to get an education so they can compete with kids that are graduating from China, England and Russia? I need to know my kid is getting the same education," said Jennifer Perez.

The State Board of Education will review the feedback from parents across the state regarding the adoption of the Common Core standards. The board will take up the issue at its next meeting in Gainesville on Nov. 19.
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magincia99 - 11/18/2013 8:08 AM
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I agree 100% this is not only insane, but violating our rights as well.

nativejax - 11/10/2013 6:44 PM
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We don't need this program. It will ruin everything our education system stands for and the kids right along with it.
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