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Florida lawmakers skeptical about reading coaches



From yesterday's PolitiJax blog: State Sen. Stephen Wise led a pushback Thursday against $40 million requested by the Florida Department of Education for reading coaches. Because the state has spent $1.4 billion over the past decade on coaches, and many students still struggle with reading on the FCAT test at the 10th grade level, he questioned effectiveness. "We are doing the same old, same old and getting the same results," Wise said. Read more here.

[Last modified: Sunday, October 9, 2011 8:27am]


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