- Florida's House and Senate are looking to repeal over two dozen education laws seen as outdated, overlooked or unpopular.
- The move, officials say, will tighten the state's schools statute, reduce regulations on public education and end some unnecessary programs.
- Perhaps the most celebrated law getting the axe is a 2006 requirement that high school students choose a major, which made national headlines when it was signed into law by former Gov. Jeb Bush.
From the article:
... On Thursday, Rep. Janet Adkins, R-Fernandina Beach, called the proposed repeals “the result of a coordinated effort to reduce regulation of public education institutions.” Late last year, Gov. Rick Scott asked seven school superintendents to recommend changes to outdated statutes and State Board of Education rules. Rep. Erik Fresen, R-Miami, said circling back to previous legislation is part of the process. ...