Florida Gov. Rick Scott calls for review of school standards

Education summit called to review school system standards

Published On: Aug 23 2013 09:10:23 AM EDT
Florida Gov. Rick Scott
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -

Florida Gov. Rick Scott is calling on the state's top education leaders and officials to examine its grading system and school standards.

Scott says that Florida's A-to-F grading system is a national model but has a reached a "critical" point. He has asked interim Education Commissioner Pam Stewart to convene a three-day summit next week in Clearwater.

The governor's action comes in the wake of the abrupt resignation of Education Commissioner Tony Bennett.

Bennett resigned in early August following allegations that he changed the grade of a charter school run by a major Republican donor during his previous job in Indiana.

Bennett in July pushed for a change to Florida's grading system that helpedĀ  more than 150 schools avoid getting an F grade.