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Common Core Critics, Supporters Have Their Say In Tampa

More than 200 people gathered at Hillsborough Community College Tuesday evening to speak their minds about Florida’s new K through 12 education standards, known as Common Core.

It was the first of three public meetings this week to discuss the standards. State education officials say they’ll listen to the comments and decide whether to adjust the math and English standards.

But even after more than three hours of facts and opinions, StateImpact Florida’s John O’Connor reports the two sides still found little common ground.

John O’Connor is a reporter for StateImpact Florida, a project of WUSF, WLRN and NPR covering education. John writes for the StateImpact Florida blog and produces stories for air on Florida public radio stations.