Friday, November 30, 2012

Is Tony Bennett Headed to Florida?

Education reformers are still disappointed with Tony Bennett's loss earlier this month in his re-election bid for superintendent of public instruction in Indiana; now speculation has begun on his next gig.

The rumor?

Tony Bennett is headed to Florida to be the next education commissioner.

According to Education Week, Bennett has said that this reelection campaign would be his last run for elected office, but…

Bennett reportedly wants to work on education issues and hasn’t ruled out government jobs—including as state superintendent of another state.  And he’s had some discussions about such opportunities.

"I've said many times, I have an addiction," Bennett said. "It's called driving ed reform policy. It's my drug of choice."

Many think he’d be a great fit for Florida: he did appear at former Florida Governor Jeb Bush’s education policy summit this week.  And the Miami Herald thinks this is a good idea too.

Bennett is staying mum on a potential move to Florida, but his children are adults, making it much easier for him to move. We'll keep you updated on the latest...

- American Federation for Children | Alliance for School Choice, MSG

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