Florida

Putting Education Reform To The Test

Gov. Rick Scott Has Secret Dinner Meeting With Former Gov. Jeb Bush

Education activists and Democrats are angry about a private dinner meeting between Gov. Rick Scott and former Gov. Jeb Bush.

The meeting happened after Scott did not attend a three-day education summit he organized earlier this week.

From the Miami Herald:

“The dinnertime meeting was cloaked in extraordinary secrecy. Scott’s schedule did not list a location other than “Miami, FL,” and his chief spokeswoman, Melissa Sellers, couldn’t provide any other details.

That infuriated parent activists, who said Scott shouldn’t have called three dozen education leaders to Clearwater if he intended to make decisions with a small group of advisors out of the public eye.

“This is how education reform gets done in Florida,” said Rita Solnet, founder of the advocacy group Parents Across America.”

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