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FEA statement on Gov. DeSantis’ executive order

TALLAHASSEE — Florida Education Association (FEA) President Fedrick Ingram released this statement today following Gov. DeSantis’ announcement of his executive order regarding public education and Common Core standards:

“A deliberate look at what students must know is always appropriate, and it’s very encouraging to hear that Gov. DeSantis and Commissioner Corcoran plan to bring teachers and parents to the table as they go about reshaping Florida’s standards. We’re also pleased to hear that the administration will look at streamlining testing. Parents and our members cite time spent on testing — as versus on genuine teaching and learning — as one of their top concerns. If all stakeholders are heard, we have confidence that this effort can improve public education in Florida.”

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