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Scott smacks down proposal to move education commish to Cabinet

Photo Credit: Daniel R. Blume

Although some lawmakers have filed bills to place the Education Commissioner position back in the Cabinet as an elected official, Gov. Rick Scott isn’t having it.

He said Wednesday putting the Education Commissioner in the Cabinet and having it be a statewide elected position, as it was before a Cabinet shakeup in 2002, would make the post too political and hurt education outcomes.

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