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How Florida Reacted To Education Commissioner’s Resignation

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News of Gerard Robinson's resignation spread quickly on Twitter.

Education Commissioner Gerard Robinson announced Tuesday evening he is stepping down at the end of August.

Board of Education chairman Kathleen Shanahan told the Orlando Sentinel that Robinson was commuting to Virginia, where his wife works as a law school professor. The strain had become too much.

Robinson had also been criticized by school boards, educators and parents for changes to state tests and the school grading system.

We’ve gathered some of the reaction to Robinson’s surprise announcement from Twitter, after the jump. We’ll update it as more folks weigh in:

Gerard Robinson announced he would step down from his post on August 31.



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