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Pants on Fire, says PolitiFact: Common Core won’t turn kids ‘as homosexual as they possibly can’

From PolitiFact:

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.

Click here to read the complete PolitiFact, which concludes:

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.


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