Heads up moms and dads -- a Florida lawmaker has unearthed one more conspiracy behind Common Core. A company that has been hired by Florida to give students tests will be recruiting every one of those students to become gay.
Think Progress, a liberal blog, dug up a video of state Rep. Charles Van Zant, R-Keystone Heights, speaking about the topic at the "Operation Education" conference -- a gathering of conservative religious groups who met about the theme of "How education reforms are attacking America’s Foundation."
The Orlando conference was in March, but Think Progress posted a video clip of Zant on May 19, and the video then spread to other blogs.
We found no evidence that when AIR administers tests in Florida that the testing process will involve recruiting students to become gay.
Van Zant takes a somewhat limited connection between the testing company and gay and lesbian issues and then blows it up into a wild claim that lacks evidence.
We rate this Pants on Fire.