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Next on the desk: SB 4

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While Gov. Charlie Crist vetoed SB 6 on Thursday and the rest of the state chimed in, Florida lawmakers quietly sent their next piece of education reform legislation to the governor's desk.

SB 4, which moves to eliminate high school FCAT exams in favor of end-of-course tests, generates little of the vitriol that SB 6 created. In fact, many Democrats and teachers praised the GOP-sponsored legislation, which also increases math and science graduation requirements.

Crist has seven days to act on this bill, too. Don't look for a veto, though. It's not likely.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:58am]

    

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