The Florida Roundup
12:00 pm
Fri August 2, 2013

What The Departure Of Education Chief Tony Bennett Means For Florida Schools

On The Florida Roundup: Our state's leadership goes through more upheaval, this time with the resignation of Education Commissioner Tony Bennett. He will be the fifth education head (including interims) to depart in the 31 months since Governor Rick Scott took office.

Why has there been so much turnover? What impact does the latest change have on students and teachers? 

Tony Bennett served less than 8 months as Florida's Education Commissioner before a scandal involving the grading of an Indiana charter school let him to resign.
Tony Bennett served less than 8 months as Florida's Education Commissioner before a scandal involving the grading of an Indiana charter school let him to resign.
Credit Florida Department of Education

Plus: the Hialeah shooting drew national attention again to gun deaths in our state.  We look at what factors - or at least correlations - can be gleaned about violence and gun ownership. 

Host Tom Hudson speaks with Sammy Mack and John O'Connor with StateImpact Florida, Adam Smith with The Tampa Bay Times and Marc Caputo with The Miami Herald. 

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