Florida education news: NCLB tutoring, education spending, reform rhetoric and more
NEVER GIVE UP: Threatened with the loss of its livelihood, the NCLB tutoring industry lobbied Florida lawmakers to keep spending money the federal government said it no longer had to use on tutoring. (Times file photo)
HIGHER THAN EVER? Gov. Rick Scott's claim that his education budget is a record breaker depends on how you look at the numbers, Politifact reports.
TONE IT DOWN: Education commissioner Tony Bennett warns that the language of education reform comes across as a threat to many teachers and the middle class, the Tallahassee Democrat reports.
NOT SAFER: Money in Gov. Rick Scott's budget for safe schools won't translate into more security measures, the Naples Daily News reports.
BRING 'EM ON: Six candidates for Manatee superintendent will interview this week in public sessions, the Bradenton Herald reports.
ON THE JOB: Polk schools get a new director of ESOL programs, the Ledger reports.
CONFUSION: Florida State College at Jacksonville passes debt to veterans despite uncertainty over who actually must pay the bills, the Florida Times-Union reports.
OBSTACLES: Private faith-based schools look for ways to stay open in financial hard times to provide more choices for families, Redefined reports.
WHAT WILL IT BE? Florida teachers express doubts about politicians who press for both across-the-board raises and merit pay at the same time, State Impact Florida reports.