School Choice

Florida Governor Wants More School Choice

Charter schools could get a big boost


Gov. Rick Scott will head to Fort Myers on Thursday to introduce his education proposals for the next legislative session that grew out of meetings with parents, educators and students in September.

The education proposal, titled "College and Careers 1st," will focus on preparing students for college or a job out of high school, Scott said Tuesday.

The plan expands charter schooling options for districts, creates debt cards to help defer costs incurred by teachers, and would suspend new student testing that doesn't meet Common Core State Standards that will be implemented in 2014.