Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Education Commissioner Maybe Elected Post Again

Florida Senate President Ken Pruitt supports making the Education Commissor an elected post.

“We’re going to have an elected official who’s accountable to the people and they will best determine whether or not they feel that our education system is going in the right direction,” Pruitt told reporters on Tuesday.

Frederica Wilson is sponsoring a bill to make the

COMPOSITION OF CABINET; OFFICE OF COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION.--Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to create the office of Commissioner of Education, who will be an elected member of the Cabinet and responsible for the supervision of the free public education system in the manner prescribed by law, and to delete the power of the state board of education to appoint the Commissioner of Education.

If approved by the legislature and Governor Crist: voters will decide if the post will once again be elected. 60 percent is needed for passage.

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