Chris Quackenbush has participated in research and legislation over the last 3 years on the issue of Common Core and High Stakes Testing. She participated in a Conference at the University of Notre Dame where she met national leaders and joined in the battle to stop common core in 2013. She co-founded Stop Common Core FL and was asked to chair the stop common core statewide effort for the Florida Citizens Alliance in 2014. She participated in the statewide review of the current FL Standards and met with the State Board and the State Commissioner, bringing national experts to Florida to assist.
She has discussed Common Core personally with Governor Bobby Jindal and Indiana Governor Pence and the successful opponents of common core in Oklahoma. She works with local and state legislators as well as Congressman Curt Clawson to inform them on positions and bills.
In 2014, she worked with a small team creating legislation to stop common core and improve education informed by other state and national efforts, and HB1121 was sponsored in the FL House with a Senate companion, but did not pass. This effort is ongoing.
Chris has traveled the state for the Florida Citizens Alliance speaking for, creating and assisting in the formation of education watchdog groups. She has written numerous articles published on Common Core.
Locally, Chris has served on the Lee County School District Strategic Plan Committee, Book Adoption Committee, Continuous Systemic Improvement Committee, and co-created the Lee County Citizens Education Action Committee.
She is a member of several Republican women’s groups, Lee 912, Heritage Action, and AFP. Chris is an active realtor and Top Producer for Starlink Realty as well.
Chris is a mother of two and grandmother of two who inspire her work to restore Common Sense, NOT Common Core to education.