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Another Florida Teacher Quits, Blaming State Mandates — But Is That Really the Problem?

LAND O’LAKES — After 27 years in the classroom, one moment prompted Tracey Suits to end her teaching career.

Suits arrived at her Land O’Lakes High School classroom just before 7 a.m. one recent day to find a parent waiting. Why, the parent wanted to know, hadn’t Suits responded to an email sent less than 12 hours earlier?

The English honors teacher, still carrying her bags, had her reasons: She had spent the evening grading papers, writing lesson plans and eating dinner with her family before going to bed.