Rick Scott was for the PARCC before he was against it.
From the Buzz: On Monday, Gov. Rick Scott called on state education leaders to drop out of a nationwide testing system being crafted to meet new Common Core standards.
But last year, Scott celebrated the fact that the tests -- the Partnership for Assessment of
In an Aug. 20, 2012, press release Scott announced his support for the Common Core standards and the idea that the PARCC tests would begin in the state starting in 2014. The tests will measure whether students are meeting the new education standards.
"The goal of this new testing system is to eliminate 'teaching to the test' and instead will accurately measure whether our students are learning the skills they need to succeed in college and their careers," Scott said in a statement. http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/the-buzz-florida-politics/rick-scott-embraced-parcc-testing-system-before-he-wanted-to-quit-it-wvideo/2143373
Why the Flip Flop, well friends it so we can stay in Common Core but he can also say, hey I am listening to you (accept for that whole get out of Common Core thing) because he figures most of us won't be able to tell the difference. Another politician attempting to have his cake and eat it too, who is also banking on us not paying attention.