(GAINESVILLE SUN) TALLAHASSEE — Florida Gov. Rick Scott — caught in a crossfire over the future of Florida’s public schools — is trying to respond to critics of new education standards slated to go into effect next year.

Instead of rejecting — or wholly endorsing the standards as former Gov. Jeb Bush has — Scott on Monday called for public hearings and possible changes to the Common Core State Standards.

The Republican governor also said the state will pull out of a national test for school children to see if they are reaching standards in certain subjects.

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