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Updated: 06/16/2017 08:30:00AM

Area educators give mixed reviews to education bill

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In this photo taken July 25, 2016, Florida Gov. Rick Scott listens during a news conference in Fort Myers, Fla. Republican presidential candidate Trump, who has bragged about his influence with politicians, recommended to supporter Scott that he give a judgeship to a Florida attorney whose case history is at odds with many of Trump’s policy positions. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)




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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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