Florida Gov. Rick Scott presents expanded education agenda to state panel
- Florida Gov. Rick Scott presented his "College and Career FIRST"--which calls for debit cards for teachers to buy classroom supplies, charter school expansion and reduced regulations, among other things--education plan to Florida Board of Education members Monday afternoon at a workshop at Boca Raton High School.
- Scott says education is among the three concerns he hears most from Floridians, and that he doesn't want to see more changes to the state's testing system so educators have time to adapt to the Common Core State Standards, adding that he also wants to make college more affordable and focus on making sure students have jobs when they graduate.
- Scott's plan received praise from the education board members, who also held a workshop Monday on special education in Florida.
From the article:
Gov. Rick Scott continued to tout his education agenda Monday in a visit to Boca Raton, reiterating his commitment to hold education spending steady. Scott attended a Florida Board of Education workshop at Boca Raton High School Monday afternoon — the first of two scheduled days — to go over his “College and Career FIRST” education plan for board members. The plan calls for, among other things, debit cards for teachers to buy classroom supplies, an expansion of charter schools and a reduction of regulations that hamstring school districts. ...
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