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Palm Beach Post: "Scott offers math lesson to teachers of the year"

By John Kennedy, Palm Beach Post
June 27, 2013

Rick Scott and Education Commissioner Tony Bennett led a discussion Thursday with 'teachers of the year' from around the state, with the Republican governor giving them a lesson in the math of state government.

But as the economy has begun picking up, the past two years he has recommended an increase of more than $2 billion for schools.

"If we can get more employment, we get more people to move here, we'll have more dollars," Scott told more than three-dozen teachers gathered at the Capitol. "We do that, we're going to have more money. And my focus will be on education."

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