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Thu August 21, 2014
If Re-Elected, Gov. Scott Pledges To Put More Funding In Education
Republican Gov. Rick Scott on Thursday announced a plan to raise per-student spending to a record level next year.
Scott's proposal calls for $7,176 for each student in Florida -- a $232 increase over the current school year and a $50 increase over the record high from 2007-08.
"I am proud to announce that in the upcoming legislative session we will propose an increase in Florida’s per-pupil spending to the highest level in our state's history," Scott said in a statement. "We already have the highest total spending in K-12 this year and gave every teacher the opportunity for a pay raise. Because we were able to get Florida's economy back on track, revenues are now projected to stay at a strong enough rate to support historic investments in education."
The announcement may seem a little premature, considering the November election still stands between Scott and the 2015 legislative session.