Gov. Rick Scott, veto education bill

Gov. Rick Scott should veto the monstrosity of an education bill the Legislature passed on Monday.

We will get to what is — and isn’t — in the bill. First, consider how a few legislators produced a budget that actually cuts money for education, even though times are good. Worse, they further undercut traditional public schools, which the vast majority of Florida students attend.

Legislative leaders proudly proclaim the $82.4 billion budget passed Monday will increase funding for education. But given the growth headed our way, it’s misleading to call the money an increase.

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