Florida Parents Against Common Core

Florida students have dealt with an avalanche of problems with this year’s set of standardized tests, which were so bad that legislators have been pushing a proposal to suspend testing temporarily. But Florida Democrats and activists don’t think the measure heading to Gov. Rick Scott goes far enough.

Earlier this week an education committee recommended a new company to design exams replacing the state’s outgoing Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test, or FCAT. But the company has close ties to the Common Core standards from which the state is trying to distance itself from.