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Excel in Ed Mythbusters: The Most Outrageous Myth of the Week

• Kristy Campbell

Claim: Glenn Beck: The depth of overreaches in (Common Core) is stunning, as evidenced by what happened recently at 3 Florida schools. Without parental permission, students were subjected to iris scans.

Fact: Not true. Common Core is a set of academic standards. Here is an example of one of the English standards for reading in the third grade: “Identify and know the meaning of the most common prefixes.” Polk County was piloting a new school bus safety program for students that involved eye scanning – and has since apologized for not communicating this to parents. What does this have to do with Common Core some may ask? Absolutely nothing.

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Kristy Campbell @kristymcampbell

Kristy Campbell most recently served as the Deputy Communications Director for Media Affairs for the Romney-Ryan 2012 Presidential Campaign. Prior to joining the Romney Campaign, Kristy served as the National Communications Director of the American Conservative Union, America’s oldest and largest grassroots conservative organization and the host of CPAC – the Conservative Political Action Conference. In 2011, Kristy served as a Senior Transition Advisor to New Mexico Public Education Secretary-Designate Hanna Skandera in Governor Susana Martinez’s Administration. Previously, Kristy served as the Communications Director for both the Foundation for Excellence in Education and the Foundation for Florida’s Future. Kristy also formerly served as Press Secretary to Florida Governor Jeb Bush during his second term and was the Communications Director for former Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum’s 2010 gubernatorial bid in the Sunshine State.