Chronicle Editorial Board Give Thumbs Up to Educational Pathways Bill
Chronicle say Rep. Ralph Massullo’s “House Bill 407 is a common sense initiative”
I wanted to thank you the Citrus Chronicle for their support of Rep. Massullo’s educational bills and for their editorial in Thursday’s paper, ‘Massullo bill seeks necessary balance’.
The Editorial Board stated, “The bill’s multiple pathways importantly recognize a student’s performance and potential should not be simply defined by a single standardized test score, but by his or her individual educational aspirations, abilities and mastery.” The Editorial Board went on to say, “Rep. Massullo’s interest in listening to the concerns of local educators about the state’s reliance on standardized tests for the awarding of a high school diploma and his willingness to challenge conventional thinking with the filing of HB 407 are applauded.”
I wanted to update that Rep. Massullo got Senator Debbie Mayfield to file identical companion bills for HB 6015 (SB 782) ‘High School Graduation Requirements’ and HB 591 (SB 808) ‘Maximum Class Size’. In addition, Rep. Jason Fischer agreed to co-sponsor HB591. Rep. Massullo is working with Sen. Montford and other Senators on his major educational pathways bill, HB 407 ‘Alternative High School Graduation Requirements’ and I have confidence he will be successful with that bill as well.
Follow this link to read the entire Chronicle Editorial: http://www.chronicleonline.com/content/massullo-bill-seeks-necessary-balance