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It's official: Tony Bennett resigns



Tony Bennett resigned Thursday as Florida education commissioner following two days of raging controversy over school grading in his home state of Indiana.

He made the announcement at a news conference in Tallahassee late Thursday morning.

"The decision to resign is mine and mine alone, because I believe that when this discussion turns to an adult, we lose the discussion about making life better for children," Bennett said.

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[Last modified: Thursday, August 1, 2013 12:07pm]


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