TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Statement from Dominic M. Calabro, President and CEO of Florida TaxWatch, the independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit taxpayer research institute and government watchdog.
“Florida TaxWatch congratulates Pam Stewart for being named the Commissioner of Education. We look forward to seeing the impact of Florida’s higher standards on student achievement and readiness under her leadership.
“Florida TaxWatch research has consistently supported increased accountability measures for Florida’s schools and implementation of the Common Core State Standards. It is clear that Commissioner Stewart shares our values of accountability for taxpayers’ investments in education and is committed to serving the people of Florida.
“Commissioner Stewart has clearly demonstrated her dedication to Florida students and taxpayers and her strong leadership will continue to advance the necessary reforms to Florida’s education system.”