Here is all you need to know about the absurdity of education in Florida:
For several months, dozens of school boards across the state have implored our leaders in Tallahassee to hit the brakes on high-stakes testing.
And then on Monday, a state senator stood before School Board members in Lake County and implored them to hit the brakes on high-stakes testing.
Everyone seems to recognize that our educational model is broken, and yet nothing is being done to fix it. Lawmakers blame educators, educators blame lawmakers and our education commissioner waits with a rubber stamp in her hand.
Meanwhile, your children are being sacrificed like pawns in a game of political chess.
“We should be ashamed of ourselves for creating such a mess,” Sen. Alan Hays, R-Umatilla, told the Lake board.