Tallahassee Community College

Parents, professors, and nonprofits join to petition against new civic literacy test

BY: - May 26, 2020

Families, college educators and nonprofit organizations filed an appeal Tuesday against the recent ruling by the State Board of Education to allow a 100-question multiple choice test to fulfill the state’s college-level civic literacy requirement. According to the new rule, students taking the Florida Civic Literacy Test will only need to answer 60% percent of […]

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Florida’s state education officials have made civic literacy a joke

BY: - May 25, 2020

Andy Tuck, Marva Johnson, Ben Gibson, Tom Grady, Michael Olenick, Ryan Petty, and Joe York disgraced themselves two weeks ago.  And they disgraced the offices they hold. They are the members of Florida’s State Board of Education, appointed positions that do not really require any expertise in education, as they amply demonstrated on the morning […]

FL State Board of Ed approves controversial civics test for college grads; critics call it dumbed down

BY: - May 13, 2020

The State Board of Education unanimously approved a new rule that allows Florida community colleges to accept a new and controversial test to fulfill the civic literacy requirement to graduate. Kathryn Hebda, Florida College System Chancellor at the Department of Education, assured the board that the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Naturalization Test – Civics […]

Is the FL State Board of Education dumbing down college civics requirements?

BY: - May 13, 2020

From the principles of democracy to the history of our nation and the building blocks of government, civic literacy is important – so important that it’s a graduation requirement for first-time college students entering Florida’s public community colleges. Those kids have to “demonstrate competency” in the subject to graduate, but controversy is brewing on what […]

FL nursing students learn from ‘Virtual Clinicals,’ but will that work in real life?

BY: - April 10, 2020

Ben Reams is a second semester nursing student at Tallahassee Community College. At this point of his education, he should be visiting Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare for clinicals, where nursing students apply their in-classroom education to real-life scenarios. “We would be going to the hospital two times a week, following nurses around, getting to see how […]