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No cuts for education? Not true, Politifact says of Rick Scott's claims



false.gifIn presenting his budget proposals on Monday, Florida Gov. Rick Scott said he never promised not to cut funding for public education. Politifact doesn't buy it

Speaking of the governor's budget -- and many people are -- it's got local school folks on edge. Partly because it would cut their revenue big time, but also partly because it's based on faulty numbers. 

In just one small but possibly telling example, Summer Romagnoli, government affairs liaison for Pasco schools, pointed out that the governor's office sets that district's total potential funding as if Pasco had nearly 900 more students than it currently enrolls. And Pasco already would get $44 million less than last year before that number is corrected.

Any other errors you've noted? Check out the governor's "Education Choice" FEFP runs in the link below. Let us know what you see.

[Last modified: Tuesday, February 8, 2011 2:22pm]


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