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Science professors ask Crist for help



More than 100 Florida professors of physics, earth/space science and related fields want Gov. Charlie Crist to thwart legislative plans that they fear will put physics on the fringes of science instruction in high schools.

“Our state’s high schools must provide world-class instruction to our students in all of the fields covered by the new Sunshine State Standards in science,” they say in this letter to Crist, which raises concerns about HB 543 and HB 1293.

The professors also write that DOE’s professional development program for teachers is “inadequate,” and suggest that Florida should do for science instruction what it did for reading under Just Read, Florida!

Ron Matus, State Education Reporter


[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:21am]


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