Scott Makes It Official, Sells Out Florida’s Public Schools

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In response to Rick Scott signing the legislature’s disaster of an education bill, HB7069, Florida Democratic Party Communications Director Johanna Cervone issued the following statement:

“There are no words. By signing HB7069, Rick Scott and Tallahassee Republicans have declared war on our public schools. This bill is a national disgrace and was universally regarded by school boards and superintendents to be a death knell for public education. Scott and Corcoran are caricatures of themselves–crooked Tallahassee politicians cutting backroom deals and pilfering dollars from our children to ensure their corporate benefactors get funded. Scott got his slush fund, and Corcoran got millions of dollars for for-profit charter schools, but Florida’s families are left with next to nothing. Voters will remember who was responsible for this legislation–including those who were complicit in its signing, like noteworthy political coward, Adam Putnam, who tiptoes around every issue.”

Sun-Sentinel: Editorial: Florida’s broken state Legislature.

Miami Herald Editorial: “State funding for public schools still lags the national average of $10,600, at just over $7,000. That’s a disgrace.”

Sun Sentinel: Editorial: Florida’s secret budget deal undermines education, public trust

Miami Herald: Editorial: Veto the Florida Legislature’s harmful education budget, Gov. Scott

Pensacola News Journal: Editorial: Gov. Rick Scott sold out to secrecy

Tampa Bay Times: Editorial: Florida budget deal trades cash for bad policy

Tampa Bay Times: Romano: A ruse by any other name still stinks

The Ledger: Editorial: Gov. Scott, Polk State doesn’t deserve this fate

Gainesville Sun: Editorial: Secret deal only slight improvement

Ocala Star Banner: Editorial: Don’t cut aid to state colleges

Sun Sentinel: Gov. Rick Scott cuts millions from South Florida projects.