Monday, March 5, 2012

Has Florida Republican Senator David Simmons Been Making the Case Against Parent Trigger? | Scathing Purple Musings

Has Florida Republican Senator David Simmons Been Making the Case Against Parent Trigger? | Scathing Purple Musings:

Has Florida Republican Senator David Simmons Been Making the Case Against Parent Trigger?

Altamonte Springs republican senator David Simmons is an independent sort and shown that he doesn’t always talk the party line on education. Simmons was so concerned about public school funding levels last summer that he publicly called on Rick Scott to bring a special session to restore funding. Last fall, Simmons expressed concern that the large number of charter school failures, “are costing not only a human toll but a financial one.” Simmons wandered off the reservation again today when he asked Governor Rick Scott to delay the new FCAT scoring system for a year.

Sen. David Simmons has pulled his request for a delay in implementing the state’s new FCAT scoring system from the legislative process.

Instead, he has appealed to Gov. Rick Scott to halt, for a year, a plan he fears will label many

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