TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Thousands of Floridians are weighing in on the state's controversial new school standards.
The Florida Department of Education received more than 19,000 comments and suggestions during a monthlong review of the Common Core State Standards. The deadline to submit comments was midnight Thursday.
The question now is whether or not state officials will alter the standards based on the comments. The state also held three public hearings on the standards.
Gov. Rick Scott asked for the hearings and the review amid a growing backlash against the standards.
A spokesman for the department said Friday that the comments will be analyzed and summaries will be provided to members of the State Board of Education. The state board is scheduled to review the comments at a Nov. 19 meeting.