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Education commissioner Robinson safe, Gov. Rick Scott says

From the Buzz:

If the rumor is true that Education Commissioner Gerard Robinson is under pressure from some corners to resign, the forces don't appear to be coming from the governor or the head of the state Board of Education Kathleen Shanahan.

“The Florida Board of Education selected Gerard Robinson after conducting a nationwide search for a commissioner who would bring a reform-based agenda, who is committed to raising Florida’s education standards and the expectations of our students, and I believe Commissioner Robinson is working to do those things,'' Gov. Rick Scott told the Herald/Times in a statement Friday.

Robinson was chastised this week for the department's handling of the FCAT writing scores and was in the line of fire Thursday as U.S. Secretary Arne Duncan and Florida Democrats lobbed criticism at Republican education policies. 

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[Last modified: Friday, May 18, 2012 4:01pm]


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