FORT MYERS, FLA. (AP) - The Lee County School District has opted out of all statewide, standardized testing.
With a 3-2 vote on Wednesday night, the district became the first in Florida to opt out of common core testing. But many questions are swirling around their decision. The meeting adjourned without discussion regarding whether any testing will replace the state tests.
It was also unclear whether the action will affect charter schools.
The News-Press of Fort Myers (http://newspr.es/xuqskr) reports red-clad supporters in the audience cheered the decision. But Superintendent Nancy Graham said she's deeply concerned, adding it will “hurt children.”
School Board Attorney Keith Martin says he's not sure there are any “immediate, clear” consequences to the decision. He said it's possible the governor could remove the school board members.
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