Gov. Rick Scott talks education in South Florida

Education tour brings governor to Southwest Miami Senior High School

By Ben Kennedy - Reporter

MIAMI - Governor Rick Scott's education tour brought him to Southwest Miami Senior High School for a September 11th remembrance ceremony.

"Your heart goes out to every family -- the loss of loved one that day and all individuals since then defending our freedom," said Scott.

The governor then hit the classroom to talk with students on what they need to prepare for that next step.

"I'm looking into two different colleges at this point, keep the GPA up and community service," said junior Mitchell Carbajl.

Just down the hall, teachers hit Scott with questions on how he can help improve education. Hot topics included the FCAT and how funding can keep their classrooms up-to-date.

"Say what can we do at the state. How can we make this a better place for our students to get a better education because it's all about our kids," said Scott.

"I think it's important for him to travel the state and listen to teachers, principals, parents and students are staying about decisions in Tallahassee sometimes disconnected from the reality in schools," said Miami-Dade County Superintendent Alberto Carvalho.

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