TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A couple hotly debated education issues may be heading to Gov. Charlie Crist while a third likely is going to voters.
The Republican-controlled Florida House is set Thursday to vote on the three Senate-passed measures that have strong GOP backing. Crist, though, has been wavering in his support for a bill (SB 6) making it easier to fire teachers and linking their pay to student test scores.
House approval also was expected on a proposed state constitutional amendment (SJR 2) to loosen class size limits and a bill (SB 2126) expanding a private school voucher program. Crist is a longtime voucher supporter and has not expressed reservations about that bill. The amendment would go directly to the November ballot.