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Monday, September 23, 2013

DOE Press Office

What They Are Saying…
State Board of Education Members Applaud Governor's Leadership in Support of High Standards

Gary Chartrand, Chair, Florida State Board of Education said, "Governor Scott is once again setting the bar high for our education system, and has listened to Florida educators in the decision process for Florida's standards. I look forward to working with the Governor, Commissioner Stewart and educators around the state to craft the best plan for Florida."

John R. Padgett, Vice Chair, Florida State Board of Education said, "There are too many federal mandates and I applaud Governor Scott for his commitment to making sure Florida students succeed. He realizes that our students must have the highest level standards in order to compete with their peers around the world."

Sally Bradshaw, Florida State Board of Education said, "I was pleased to see the Governor take a strong stand in favor of Florida's existing high standards today, standards that should be focused on Florida's students and not on process or politics. We can and will continue to push for even higher standards and a system that ensures that Florida's students continue to excel."

John A. Colón, Florida State Board of Education said, "Businesses need highly-skilled and talented employees. The Governor's announcement today will ensure Florida has the best standards to prepare our students to be competitive in a global marketplace."

Dr. Ada Armas, Florida State Board of Education said, "I look forward to working with Governor Scott in creating a pathway for Florida students. Together we can create the best path for Florida's students."

Barbara Feingold, Florida State Board of Education said, "Our future job force are in our classrooms today. It is imperative we have the highest level of standards for our students to be prepared to compete in the global marketplace. Governor Scott's number one concern and goal is achieving the best quality of education for Florida's students measured against national and international standards."