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New Dem video slams Rick Scott for education spending

The Florida Democratic party has a new web video ripping Gov. Rick Scott over his education spending  to kick off a week in which Scott is expected to sign a budget.

 

The script:

    Rick Scott cut K-12 education by $1,300,000,000.00.

    He spends $189 less per student than Florida did in 2007.

    He took away Bright Futures Scholarships for 1/2 of Florida students.

    Yet he gives away billions of her money to corporations.

    Rick Scott (Shown in an old deposition): “I don’t know what your definition of important is.


“For three years, Floridians have witnessed the devastating effects Rick Scott has had on public education. Now, in addition to running for re-election, Rick Scott is trying to run from his record of slashing education funding while lining the pockets of special interests and top campaign contributors” said Florida Democratic Chairwoman Allison Tant. “But no amount of poll-tested talking points can change the fact that per-pupil spending still remains below 2007 levels, and that Bright Futures serves far fewer students than it did seven years ago.

“This week, Rick Scott is expected to sign a budget filled with hundreds of millions in pork barrel spending. He will have to answer to Florida’s teachers, students, and parents for every dollar he fails to veto as our schools continue to struggle. Floridians will be watching carefully as Rick Scott decides what’s most important: pet projects for special interests or giving our children the best education possible.”

[Last modified: Sunday, June 1, 2014 9:27pm]

    

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