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Rick Scott Continues Gutting Public Schools For The Sake Of His Self-Serving Politics

Rick Scott Continues Gutting Public Schools For The Sake Of His Self-Serving Politics

Last year Scott signed HB 7069, a “disaster” for public education. 

Now he’s draining even more money from public schools.

 

In response to Rick Scott signing HB 7055 – the latest effort in his 8-year long assault on Florida’s public school system – Florida Democratic Party Spokeswoman Caroline Rowland released the following statement.

 

“Just like he’s done for years, Rick Scott is draining funding from our public schools in order to give his political donors and cronies another taxpayer funded handout – it’s just the latest demonstration that Scott puts his own self-serving politics over Florida’s schools, teachers and students. He’s driven Florida to the bottom of the nation in per-pupil spending, slashed millions from K-12 education, and used every opportunity he could to divert resources away from our schools and towards his political allies. Once again Scott showed he’s only ever looking out for himself – while Floridians pay the price.”

 

SCOTT’S SELF-SERVING RECORD ON EDUCATION: UNDER SCOTT, PER-PUPIL EDUCATION FUNDING REMAINS BELOW NATIONAL AVERAGE, SCOTT “DID ASTOUNDING DAMAGE TO THE STATE’S K-12 PUBLIC SCHOOLS,” “SET BACK PROGRESS FOR FLORIDA’S PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES.” 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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