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Scott: More Funding Alone Won't Improve Schools

By: AP
By: AP

North Lauderdale, Florida (AP) --

Republican Rick Scott is emphasizing merit pay for teachers, expanded choice and more virtual schooling in his education plan.

The gubernatorial candidate appeared at a North Lauderdale
charter school Tuesday, where he visited classrooms and tried to
explain his plan to students.

Scott says just "throwing more taxpayer dollars at an outdated
system" won't work. He's calling for compensating teachers based
on student performance and letting parents know how much funding
schools receive and where the cash is spent.

The multimillionaire businessman also wants an expansion of
so-called virtual school programs, saying "the very notion of the
traditional classroom must be challenged."


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