Governor Scott proposes historic investment in K-12 education

Florida Board of Education urges lawmakers to adopt Gov. Rick Scott's education budget

Tampa Bay Times - May 20, 2015 - Perhaps it's not surprising, given the entire Florida Board of Education was appointed by Gov. Rick Scott.

But the board on Wednesday unanimously supported a motion asking the Legislature to "demonstrate its commitment to students" during its June special session by implementing Scott's education budget proposal. Scott has called for per-student funding that would be $50 more than the 2007-08 historic high.

Board member Rebecca Fishman Lipsey said the state has made dramatic academic gains, making in the top 10 in national rankings, despite "lean" finances for education. When the board asks for added money, she said, it isn't being lavish.

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