The State Board of Education will consider its legislative agenda for 2008 when it meets next Tuesday in Tampa. The proposed list includes just four items. They probably won't surprise you.
First, the board would push for a more "seamless and efficient movement" of students between the K-12 system and the postsecondary system. It's "critical to the future of Florida," the document states.
Second, it wants to focus on tightening the laws relating to the ethics of teachers. Maybe all those stories about Debbie Lafave, plus that Herald-Tribune special report, has made an impact after all.
Third, the board would pursue House Speaker Marco Rubio's "world-class education standards."
And finally, it would amend exceptional student education laws, in part to make the terminology used "less stigmatizing."