Friday, August 2, 2013
What the papers are saying about the Tony Bennett scandal.
From the Tampa Times: his replacement should rent not buy. http://www.tampabay.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-florida-education-leadership-in-disarray/2134357
From Politico: Bennett’s tinkering in Indiana “betrays the public trust that is essential to the legitimacy of these kinds of ratings, or any measure of school quality.
The revelations that Bennett and Indiana officials scrambled to change the grade of one school come amid a strong debate over Florida’s grading system.
From the Sun Sentinel: "If he tweaked [the scores in Indiana]," said Clare Kirchman, a parent in Jupiter, "what can we really count on? http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/education/fl-florida-tony-bennett-resigns-
From Florida Today: “It is baffling that some in the Legislature keep moving the bar higher on our children, while the bar for gubernatorial appointees to ensure their success seems to get lower and lower," Sen. Audrey Gibson, D-Jacksonvillehttp://www.floridatoday.com/viewart/20130801/NEWS13/130801026/Bennett-resignation-buoys-Florida-school-testing-critics