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Friday, September 14, 2012

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(850) 245-0413

Governor Scott: We will maintain current state funding for education in next budget, aim to increase

Tallahassee, Fla. - Governor Rick Scott had dinner with the Florida Education Association (FEA) at the Governor's mansion tonight and in a media availability following the dinner the Governor said the following:

"In our dinner tonight, I told the FEA that as we continue to develop our education agenda we are going to at a minimum sustain current state funding for education in the next budget and depending on the state's economic outlook, aim to increase education funding where we can improve student outcomes.

"Our goal is to better prepare students for college and careers and our policies in the next budget and the next legislative session will be designed around that.

"We look forward to working more with these leaders here today - and all the parents, students, teachers, business community members and other educators throughout the state - in the weeks and months ahead as we finalize our education policy."