If there was a hot education topic in Florida this spring, it was student testing. But not in the state House of Representatives.
There, under the guidance of K-12 Committee Chairwoman Janet Adkins, the talk focused on collared shirts and khaki shorts.
Citing the need to improve school security, Adkins sought to persuade districts to adopt mandatory uniforms for elementary and middle schools. As an incentive, she wanted to offer districts $10 per student, with a cap of $10 million statewide, first come, first served.
House members loved the idea, with just eight opposing the bill. It failed in the Senate, though, with senators saying the money could be better spent.