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Updated: 10/23/2013 08:00:02AM

What happens when serial reform meets politics?

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Young people would call it an “epic fail.”

The state Board of Education threw school reform into further chaos recently when it voted not to require the state’s 67 school districts to use educational materials that were developed in a multistate partnership aimed at establishing national standards known as Common Core. Bowing to Johnny-come-lately opponents to Common Core, which Florida joined with 44 other states to develop over the past several years, Florida will now embark on an uncertain course to develop its own tests and standards, even as many of its districts could opt to employ Common Core materials and standards.

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