Last week, lawmakers increased per-student funding, something Scott applauded, but many school boards believe the House bill's potential harm outweighs that good.
After being unyielding in his push for the legislation during the session, Corcoran told reporters in Orlando on Thursday that he would be willing to listen to the concerns of opponents.
The 278-page bill, which emerged in the closing days of the regular legislative session, deals with everything from charter schools and standardized tests to sunscreen and school uniforms.
"It's the largest in a line of bad legislation designated to undermine our Florida public traditional schools", said Joanne McCall, the president of the Florida Education which represents teachers. "And I've got news for them, they need to be focus on building lovely minds, not lovely buildings".
"I think it's disingenuous", said Dr. Avossa.
"If you look at Speaker Corcoran, if you look at what I have tried to do, we care", said Gov. Scott. "It was something that was very important to him".
The bill also helps students attending a small Catholic school, by providing more money for scholarships.
Scott defended his decision to sign the legislation, despite calls for vetoes from school superintendents and school boards. Additionally, up to 25 failing public schools may receive up to $2,000 per student for additional student services.
"The bill has components of all [the legislators'] inputs", he said.
In recent weeks, though, supporters of the legislation have cranked up their efforts to promote the bill. The legislation, incidentally, includes $30 million in additional funding for a school voucher program for students with disabilities.
"There wasn't more money for education".
Doromal had a strong message for Scott. As of Tuesday afternoon, the governor's office said it had received 23,440 phone calls, emails, letters or petition signatures backing the legislation.
A measure not in the bill, but still benefiting public schools, is an increase in the state budget that raises per pupil spending by $100.
"I urge the Legislature to pass legislation that revisits these issues and expands Bright Futures scholarships permanently while recognizing the importance of both our state colleges and universities", Scott said.
The bill would require all federal dollars for low-income students follow them to their schools, but district leaders argue they can help more of those students by reserving a portion for districtwide programs. It also includes more than $200 million for teacher and principal bonuses.
And when we heard this morning that he would be here, it presented the ideal opportunity, he said.
Republican House members celebrated with Scott and Corcoran on Thursday as they proclaimed their support for a "world-class" education for all students.