In 2010, the Legislature required Florida’s public schools and universities to gather and report statistics showing how much material each had recycled during the year. On Monday, Gov. Rick Scott signed Senate Bill 1096, ending that and a list of other strange regulations — including a 2002 requirement that schools submit plans for teaching foreign languages to kindergartners.
The governor and legislative leaders hailed the bill for doing away with “unnecessary and burdensome regulations.” On the same day, however, the governor and legislative leaders agreed to a plan for teacher raises that creates a bureaucratic maze that will make the regulations they had just repealed seem like models of efficiency.
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