LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Governor Rick Scott wrapped up a roundtable meeting with Lee County teachers Wednesday morning, as part of a week-long "listening" tour of the state's schools. Teachers were able to voice their opinions on the issues weighing on their minds.
At Lexington Middle School, the Governor said he wasn't too surprised to hear what some had to say. Teachers brought up concerns like having to pay for supplies out of pocket and getting parents more involved in the education process. But much of the talk centered on standardized testing, FCAT, and whether it's a fair assessment.
Scott said Florida is moving toward a PARCC testing system with 22 other states. He said this system could help provide a better assessment of students educations and make sure schools aren't "teaching to a test" by the 2014 school year.
Scott will continue on to Pinellas County from here, and will get educator input there as well.