MaverickM11 wrote:https://www.cnbc.com/2021/08/05/states- ... -core.html
mine had plenty. Stuff that our teachers would omit from homework.
However in Florida I fail to see why Common core is an issue at all, other than the fact that the GOP is not smart enough to understand it.
Honestly can't remember what the hysteria over common core was about but that was about a dozen GOP hysterias ago... I'm surprised FL didn't ban math books because they did a socialism/communism to children
Looks like the list has been released. https://www.fldoe.org/core/fileparse.ph ... ecList.pdf
How does a book get a great score on subject standards but get refused on Special ITEMs? Especially from world renowned publishers.
Seems to me that someone needs to check the payola going into the GOP pockets.
Common core or not is curriculum issue, given that each American states have their right to adopt curriculum they see fit (unless I am mistaken), then if they decide an alternative standard they define should be adopted, textbook publishers who aren't compiling not being accepted by state government seems logical
I don't think this part is a big problem
In fact, many of the books inside the list specifically have "Florida" or "BEST" in their name, which seems to indicate the publishers were trying to compile with the state standard, but are merely failed at doing so.
And the PDF also explain why K-5 textbooks are especially affected by the ban, where it said "All grade levels K-5 must meet standards alignment and scoring criteria for adoption".
For grade 6-8 and 9-12, the list seems to require down the standard alignment score to be down to below 40 for a textbook to fail it, but in K-5 it seems to require at least 50 for a book to pass the check and be adopted, thus there are a number of textbook in the PDF which showed no red but are not being adopted
The bigger question is in which way are they banning the other half of the list which according to official break down are because of "include special topics"
Since these are new textbooks designed for Florida's new curriculum this year, there are no existing example for us to check what content do they include and how objectionable those content are for the state to classify them as "include special topics".
This classification is of simply "Y/N" is also so rough that the public cannot deduce any information from it.