Florida’s education commissioner has quit his job.
Tony Bennett’s announcement has come just days after The Associated Press showed he changed the grade of a charter school that a major Republican donor operated.
It happened during his previous job as Indiana’s school chief.
Bennett has denied any wrongdoing, but he says he does not want to distract from Governor Scott’s efforts to overhaul Florida’s education system.
Bennett says he did not feel political pressure to revamp Indiana’s school grading system while he led the state’s education office. E-mails, however, showed his staff scrambled to give a key GOP donor’s school an “A.”