State Board Of Education Down One As Bradshaw Resigns

Oct 14, 2013

Sally Bradshaw resigned from her position on the state board of education over the weekend. Her departure comes just prior to a Tuesday meeting where the board is expected to take up a list of issues related to Common Core learning standards.

Bradshaw, a Common Core supporter, was once chief of staff to Governor Jeb Bush. Her term on the state board of education was up at the end of the year anyway, but in a one-page letter, Bradshaw says family obligations will stop her from completing it.

In recent months, both she and fellow outgoing board member Kathleen Shanahan, have been vocal supporters of Common Core. The state has been implementing the standards for three years now, but opposition has ratcheted up recently from groups across the political spectrum.