Teachers protest education bill at Scott rally

During his Tuesday visit to Angie’s Subs in Jacksonville Beach, Gov. Rick Scott was greeted by nearly 200 teachers and demonstrators protesting a controversial education bill that they warn will imperil public schools.

“Gov. Scott, don’t sign that line. Veto 7069,” protesters lined up on the sidewalk along Beach Boulevard chanted as the governor spoke to a crowd gathered inside the popular sandwich shop.

Among other things, the wide-ranging bill would make it easier for charter schools to move into neighborhoods with academically struggling schools, as well allow charter schools to tap local property tax dollars for school construction.

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