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It's official: Tony Bennett resigns

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August

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 1:07pm]

    

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