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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

DOE Press Office
(850) 245-0413

Statement By: Education Commissioner Dr. Eric J. Smith Regarding the Florida House’s passage of the Student Success Act

“I applaud the Florida House for their passage today of the Student Success Act, a critical piece of legislation that, if signed into law, will spark a new era of achievement for our students. This legislation is special because it elevates the teaching profession to the esteemed level it deserves and provides us with opportunities to highlight effective teachers while promoting improvement in those who are less effective. Through it we will finally be able to reach that next plateau of success, producing better outcomes for our children and turning our classrooms and schools into models for our nation.”