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Bennett expected to resign as Fla. education commissioner

Tony Bennett is expected to resign Thursday as Florida education commissioner following two days of raging controversy over a school grading controversy in his home state of Indiana.

Bennett, who came to Florida from the Hoosier State last January, has faced mounting calls for his resignation in the wake of revelations, first reported by The Associated Press, that he interceded on behalf of an Indiana charter  school run by a prominent Republican Party donor.  His resignation will be a major setback for Florida Gov. Rick Scott and state education leaders, who have been working to overhaul the state's system of school accountability and assessment in compliance with the national Common Core standards.

-- Steve Bousquet

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A note about Rick Scott's administration...

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Bodenfarr

Bennett should take his buddies (mostly from Indiana) with him when he leaves! Here's what they are costing the taxpayers of Florida in terms of salary:

CHARLES BENNETT, COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION: $275,000.04
DALE CHU, CHIEF OF STAFF: $150,000.00
WILL KREBS, DEP COMM OF ACC'TABILITY RESRCH: $120,000.00
RONALD NIETO, EXECUTIVE STRATEGY OFFICER: $110,000.04
ANNA SHULTS, EXECUTIVE STAFF DIRECTOR-DOE: $105,000.00

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