Back in August, the U.S. Department of Education criticized Florida’s approach to testing of students learning English, saying it would compromise the state’s ability to keep its waiver from federal No Child Left Behind requirements.
State officials shot back angrily. Gov. Rick Scott held a press conference in Miami threatening legal action if the feds didn’t relent within 30 days. A week later hesent them a letter reiterating his position.
Since then, crickets.
On Friday, education commissioner Pam Stewart said enough is enough.
“The federal government has placed a grossly unfair burden on Florida’s students and heedlessly continues along that path,” Stewart told the Gradebook via e-mail. “Accordingly, we will take legal action against the U.S. DOE next week.”