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Common Core a Jeb Bush Federal Power Grab? Of Course It Is

The Northwest Florida Daily News which serves a three-county republican stronghold takes a sober look at Common Core Standards and the role that former Florida governor Jeb Bush has played. After dryly pointing out “Common Core isn’t really going away in … Continue reading

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Ed Reformers Jump the Shark By Concluding National Security is Threatened by Public Schools

While it comes as no surprise that the education reform crowd would use any rhetorical tool to destroy public schools, to do so in the context of making public schools  a national security risk is to finally jump the shark. The iconic … Continue reading

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Jeb Bush’s Marketing and Sales Seminar Disguised as an Education Summit

No single individual has influenced the changes  the nation has witnessed to its entire education apparatus than former Florida governor Jeb Bush. Later this month, his Foundation for Excellence in Education will  host it’s annual summit.  It comes as no surprise the … Continue reading

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Did Jeb Bush Admit that the Florida Legislature isn’t Funding its Own Merit Pay System?

While its understandable that Jeb Bush would receive top billing, the fact that he actually appeared on the same stage with opponents of his ed reform measures is nonetheless astonishing. Along with a Tampa middle school teacher and school board … Continue reading

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Did Florida Republicans Deliberately Mislead Voters on Race to the Top?

The Florida Education Association was skeptical of the Obama-Duncan Race to the Top (RttT)  initiative, but eventually became part of the team which then governor Charlie Crist put together to apply for the grant. As it turns out RttT has … Continue reading

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“…..he never even took his hand off the doorknob.”

You accompanied  a loved one to an appointment with a cardiologist. Both of you were already aware that your family has a history of heart disease, but your loved one recently learned that they have diabetes. The family doctor referred … Continue reading

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The DC Save Our Schools March and Beyond

The thirteen organizers were among a group of 200 from last weekend’s Save Our Schools March that met Sunday . The liked what they saw the day before, and they’re not done. This wasn’t a one off.  “There are tremendously … Continue reading

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Why Conservatives and Tea Party Followers Ought to be Appalled by No Child Left Behind and Race to the Top

George W. Bush’s education initiative No Child Left Behind is the basis for the Obama education initiative, Race to the Top (RTT). Most conservatives and tea party followers probably don’t know that RTT was funded by the Obama stimulus. And while most … Continue reading

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