As outlined in Executive Order 19-32, Commissioner of Education, Richard Corcoran is responsible for leading, among other things the task to eliminate Common Core from our schools. For a PDF copy of Executive Order 19-32, click HERE.
His new Chief of Staff (COS), J. Alex Kelly, is an interesting hire. For the last four years, Mr. Kelly was the VP of Advocacy, (a lobbyist), for Foundation for Excellence in Education (FEE). The Jeb Bush founded FEE was one of two Jeb Bush foundations that crammed Common Core down our throats.
Here is the spiel on FEE’s website..The Foundation for Excellence in Education (FEE) is a non-profit group founded by former Florida governor Jeb Bush in 2008 and headquartered in Tallahassee, Florida. The FEE describes themselves as, “working with decision makers on developing, adopting and implementing reform policies. We are a hands-on, how-to organization that provides model legislation, rule-making expertise, implementation strategies, and public outreach”.
Let’s keep an eye on the DOE and see how things progress. His hire might solely be due to connections and his talent for persuasion. or something else.
“Education is thus a most powerful ally of humanism and every American public school is a school of humanism. What can the Theistic Sunday schools, meeting for an hour, once a week and teaching only a fraction of the children, do to stem the tide of a five-day program of humanistic teaching?”
John Dewey, father of progressive education.