Governor Rick Scott and the Deputy Chancellor for Educator Quality, Kathy Hebda participated in the 9/11 Commemoration ceremony at Boca Raton High School, and Governor Scott recounted his personal experiences on that day. The school’s JROTC and chorus provided a moving and dignified memorial to those who died and those who lost loved ones that day.
After the ceremony, Governor Scott and Kathy met with students, teachers, and parents to discuss the rising cost of college tuition. During the discussion, a teacher referred to the cost of text books that are paid by the district and how much the same books cost online.
Teachers affirmed that they want to be sure that they are evaluated fairly and that student progress and their unique rates of learning are taken into account.
The Governor asked for input on how we could improve evaluation systems and how teachers’ work could be measured. When asked how he applied measurement in the medical field, the Governor gave great examples of how doctors’ mortality rates and other expectations with regard to patients were measured taking into account the illness of the patient and other factors.
The Governor stressed that he was looking for good ideas and solutions to improve the education system in Florida.