DATE: April 27, 2012
TO: Interested Media
FROM: Brian Burgess, Communications Director
Executive Office of the Governor
RE: Governor Rick Scott’s Weekly Radio Address
Attached please find Governor Rick Scott’s weekly radio address. Learn more about Governor Scott’s work to bring jobs to Florida by eliminating job-killing regulation, holding government accountable and making sure Florida has the best educated workforce.
Click here for the video version of the Weekly Radio Address.
If you have any questions or need additional information, please call Governor Scott’s press office at (850) 717-9282.
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Weekly Radio Address Friday, April 27, 2012
Hi, this is Governor Rick Scott.
I recently signed legislation that increases funding to Florida schools by $1 billion.
During the past few weeks, I have spent time listening to teachers, parents and students about the best ways we can improve Florida’s K-12 education system. My job as Governor is to ensure that taxpayer dollars are invested so that Florida’s children receive the best possible education.
One way the Florida Department of Education is doing this is by ranking the performance of Florida’s schools. Now, schools in our state can better understand how they stack up. Also, taxpayers will know exactly what they are getting for their money.
It is important to continue to set goals and monitor schools to ensure that they achieve success. I will continue to listen to teachers, parents and students about additional ways we can implement this funding. By doing this, we can ensure that your tax dollars are being invested properly and that Florida’s students are given every opportunity to succeed.
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