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Gov. Rick Scott greeted by Common Core protesters in Jupiter

JUPITER, Fla. - During a visit to Jupiter's Florida Atlantic University campus Tuesday, Gov. Rick Scott was met by some angry parents concerning Common Core testing.

The parents say they don’t like the Math and English standards that are part of the curriculum and advocate for "meaningful assessment."

At Tuesday’s protest, they called for less testing and a bigger focus on assessing the areas that children need in order to perform well in class.

One parent says Scott isn’t listening to their demands.

"People have written, people have called, people have demonstrated and still we have gotten very little from the governor," said parent Joy Kastanias.

Parents at the protest said they are also concerned that school districts are losing veteran teachers because of the common core standards.

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