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The Backlash Cometh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-10-04 07:00 PM
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State Education Commissioner Jim Horne resigns (Florida)
State Education Commissioner Jim Horne resigns

By JACKIE HALLIFAX
Associated Press Writer

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. Jim Horne, Gov. Jeb Bush's choice to overhaul Florida's education system from kindergarten through college, resigned Tuesday after three years on the job, citing family concerns.

In a brief note to Bush, the education commissioner wrote it had been "an honor to be involved with the most significant education reform movement of our time."

But Horne, 45, added he wanted to devote time now to "being a great dad and good husband." For the past three years the father of four has been commuting between his home in the Jacksonville area to Tallahassee.

Horne said Tuesday serving as Florida's top education official had been a "dream job" that allowed him to impact many and work "on the cutting edge of education reform in the country."

He said his decision to resign "was entirely my own based on my personal need to spend more time with my family."

Bush praised Horne as a "stalwart supporter of education reform and of adequate funding for our schools." The governor said Horne had done a "spectacular job."

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/content/gen/ap/FL_Edu...
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wolfgirl Donating Member (950 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-10-04 07:01 PM
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1. Yeah
I believe him....
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AspenRose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-10-04 07:02 PM
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2. Now if they could only get the idiot in CA to do the same thing
eom
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readmylips Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-10-04 07:24 PM
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3. AZ: State Edu Director....Investigated..
He's a high price lawyer and continued to practice law in his state government office. He's a republican elected in 2002. Governor Napolitano nailed him and wants accountability.
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Rebellious Republican Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-10-04 07:34 PM
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4. Jim Horne resigns so he can go make some real money off those
lucrative ties he personally created while in office. This is SOP for these bastards,end of story!




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The Backlash Cometh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-10-04 08:27 PM
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5. The one reassuring thing about his departure is that the voucher
system must be on very shaky ground if he feels the heat already.
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