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Sunday, January 12, 2014

Tampa Bay Times: Fla GOP leaders denounce Common Core

Fla GOP leaders denounce Common Core

Saturday, January 11, 2014 11:35 am [excerpts] Adam C. Smith 

News Service of Florida: A gathering of Republican Party of Florida activists voted Friday evening to oppose the Common Core education standards in a sign of growing anger among the party's grass-roots members over the school benchmarks.

Eric Miller, the committeeman from Martin County, said the caucus could begin to "run this progressive element out of our party and out of this country" by voting for the resolution.

"Folks, once they've got the kids, and they've got their minds, you might as well sit down; it's over from there," he said.

But opponents of the resolution, including critics of Common Core, said the caucus should focus its efforts less on staking out policy positions and more on electing Republicans.

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