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