CHARLOTTE COUNTY — Gov. Rick Scott signed a controversial education bill into law Thursday, and local educators joined in the chorus of criticism across the state.
Supporters praise parts of HB 7069, such as mandating 20 minutes of recess for elementary kids and a provision to reward teachers with $233 million in bonuses. The bill also changes some high-stakes testing and evaluation requirements that were deemed ineffective or put too much pressure on kids.
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