McDonnell gets former FL. governor's backing for school grading scale

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Governor McDonnell is enlisting some star power to push his public school grading scale.

Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush is backing the governor's plan to rate schools on an A to F scale. The Sunshine State implemented a similar system when Bush was governor.

He said in a phone conference Friday the scale would be a "simple but profound" change in how the state's schools are rated.

The proposal is expected to be up for a vote in the General Assembly next week.

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