Twitter was buzzing this morning with news that Florida schools’ chief Tony Bennett would resign in the wake of a grade-changing scandal in Indiana, where he used to hold that same job. Check out some of the Twitter reactions:
The Tony Bennett I covered for four years would not resign voluntarily. Interesting to hear what Gov. Scott has to say.
— Niki Kelly (@nkellyatJG) August 1, 2013
@educationweek an opponent of reform packaging emails to give a false inaccurate impression is not a scandal. It’s a political hit piece.
— Excellence in Ed (@ExcelinEd) August 1, 2013
Big Common Core implications with Bennett out- see the new Inside deck out today: //t.co/nUXRLI8nxc
— Andrew Rotherham (@arotherham) August 1, 2013
Worse job: Florida Education Commissioner or drummer in Spinal Tap?
— John O’Connor (@johnroconnor) August 1, 2013
Man, Bennett-gate really blew up fast.
— Morgan Polikoff (@mpolikoff) August 1, 2013
Tony Bennett’s resignation likely to have major influence on PARCC. I wouldn’t be surprised if FL now decides to withdraw. That’s bad. #ugh
— Andy Smarick (@smarick) August 1, 2013
— Michael Petrilli (@MichaelPetrilli) August 1, 2013
— Anne Hyslop (@afhyslop) August 1, 2013