Gov. Charlie Crist has vetoed the Jeb Bush-backed, controversial SB6. The education bill would have eliminated tenure for newly hired teachers, and would have tied a portion of teachers' salaries to test score results.
"I say we must start over. This bill has negatively affected the morale of our parents, teachers and students," Crist said.
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The bill was opposed by many teachers and school boards, including Miami-Dade's. About 25 percent of county teachers called out "sick" on Monday to protest the bill.
Though Crist has given some earlier indications that he supported the bill.
The Wall Street Journal reported that Crist's decision to veto the bill could be tied to a possible plan to run as an independent for senator.