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Gaetz says education bill is 'going to make history'

Sen. John Legg speaks to business leaders Tuesday about a bill designed to meld the business and education communities into a joint venture he says will make a Florida diploma a passport to a job and career. Photo by James Call.

Senate President Don Gaetz gathered about 30 business executives in his conference room Tuesday and urged them to get behind an education bill expected to be filed Wednesday morning.

“We want to put together a bill that is the most sweeping education-lashed-to-the-economy reform bill in America,” Gaetz told the group that included representatives of the Florida Chamber, Microsoft, Dell Computers and the Florida Medical Association. “It’s very important that you help us design the architecture of the legislation and implementation so that we actually get this right."

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