Florida State Legislature: Stop Data Collection on Our Children Through Common Core Standards
  • Petitioned Honorable Will Weatherford

This petition was delivered to:

Speaker of the House of Florida Representatives
Honorable Will Weatherford
State Senate President
Honorable Don Gaetz
Florida State Senate
Florida State House
State Rep. Janet Adkins
State Rep. Elizabeth Porter
State Sen. Rene Garcia
State Sen. Bill Galvano

Florida State Legislature: Stop Data Collection on Our Children Through Common Core Standards

    1. Petition by

      Florida Action Coalition

Collecting personalized information on both behavioral and academic criteria on our children and making that data available to federal, state and outside contractors is a serious breach of expectations of privacy and the law. If the experience of other states is a guideline, Florida will face expensive implementation and lawsuits over passage of bills currently in our legislature. Once parents find out that their child's data will be collected without their permission, there will also be an enormous backlash against elected officials who favor invasion of child and family privacy.


Recent signatures


    1. Reached 750 signatures
    2. Good News!! More Work Ahead to Protect Florida Children

      Thank you very much for all you are doing. Your phones calls are making a big difference in Tallahassee. SB 878, the data collection bill, is somewhat improved, for which we thank Senator Galvano and our lobbyist, Randy Osbourne. The legislative plan is now to merge SB 878 with another data bill, HB 7027. If you can, please call both the capital and district offices of Rep. Kathleen Passidomo today and over the weekend and ask her to pull the bill, at least temporarily, for further review due to all of the privacy concerns. Those numbers are:
      Tallahassee: (850) 717-5106
      District: (239) 417-6200

      Please also spread the word about this petition with friends and family. Our petition is available at http://www.change.org/petitions/florida-state-legislature-stop-data-collection-on-our-children-through-common-core-standards-2.

      Thank you for your support for the protest in Ocala. It received favorable media coverage available at:http://www.wftv.com/videos/news/common-core-w


      To Teach & Inform America About the Common Core State Standards

    3. Reached 250 signatures
    4. SB 878 Will NOT be voted on Today - Thank Senator Galvano for listening

      Senator Galvano has pulled SB 878 until he is able to review the bill and answer our objections to specific provisions within the bill. We need to thank him for listening and responding to our concerns. You can call or email your appreciation at: 850-487-5026 or email: Galvano.Bill.web@flsenate.gov.

      We can make a difference when we work together.
      This battle is far from over and the bill may still come to the floor for a vote without major amendments to make data collection on our children more difficult. Please continue to forward this petition to your friends and help this movement grow.

    5. Reached 200 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • sharon foster BRADENTON, FL
      • 12 months ago

      Government overreach is out of control, as is the constant indoctrination of our children.

    • andria ludlum BRADENTON, FL
      • 12 months ago

      I need a child that wants to learn and gains knowledge, not some robot that fills in dots and hates school for it.

    • Angela Donato SARASOTA, FL
      • 12 months ago

      I want my child to have a good education in public schools. I don't like how they've changed math and data mining on my children.

    • Nikki Hartman WINTER GARDEN, FL
      • 12 months ago

      Common Core Standards make no sense. My autistic children can add and subtract beautifully and feel hopelessly dumb by the curriculum being forced into their brains every day

    • Shellie Bebble JUPITER, FL
      • 12 months ago

      Harmful to our kid's future. Goes against our constitution and our individual rights which is the basis of our country and our freedom to choose.


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