Gov. Scott to roll out education proposals this week

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Gov. Scott plans to roll out several education proposals later this week that will include opposition to any new cuts in spending on schools to an effort to expand access to charter schools. The Miami Herald/Tampa Bay Times reported Monday that it obtained a draft copy of the proposal, which Scott plans to make public on Thursday at a an education conference in Fort Myers.

Scott has already said he will urge lawmakers not to cut spending, and plans to move more forcefully away from certain types of standardized testing, a move the state has already begun. Possibly the most controversial plan Scott intends to pursue involves making it easier for students to go to charter schools rather than traditional public schools. Among his proposals will be to remove enrollment caps on charter schools, the Herald/Times reported.

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