Scott Says Public, Private Schools Should Face Same Standards

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Thursday, December 13, 2012

On education, Gov. Rick Scott made it clear he supports the notion that all schools – public and private – funded by taxpayers should be held to similar standards.

This would bring about the possibility of state tests for private school students.

The News Service Of Florida reports Scott’s vision for private schools that accept students receiving taxpayer-funded scholarships wasn’t clear from his remarks at a press conference following Tuesday’s Cabinet meeting.

But the remarks seemed to square with complaints from some critics of the state’s voucher system who note that students in those schools don’t have to take the state’s Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test.

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