BOG guillotine back in the closet?

As of the end of yesterday’s business, the Florida House of Representatives failed to take up Senate Joint Resolution 2308, the proposed constitutional amendment that would abolish the appointed State Board of Education, return the education commissioner’s job to an elected position, and eliminate all of the constitutional authority of the Board of Governors.

Once the legislature finishes its business tomorrow, we can thank the members of the House who killed the proposal and have a collective sigh of relief at the death of a bad idea. That doesn’t mean the legislative session would end up a winner, by any means. It just prevents a thoroughly horrid year from become even more catastrophic. The budget has been slashed, and the legislature ruined the merit-based system for assigning Centers of Excellence funding in the state. But sometimes we’ll take small comfort where we can.


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