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The Second Annual Dog and Pony Show of Faux Support for Parent Trigger is Tuesday

They tried this last year, too. But this time, Jeb Bush’s top lobbyist lieutenant Patricia Levesque will be bringing in an equally loathsome group for a sham press conference. From Florida Watchdog reporter William Patrick in Bush’s Foundation for Florida’s Future … Continue reading

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How Parent Trigger Puts Florida’s Fine Arts Education at Risk

Getting little play in this year’s Parent Trigger bill is the so-called parent notification clause. Parent advocacy group, Fund Education Now, sees the danger in Carlos Truillo’s bill for families and children who choose fine arts: March 21, 2013, Orlando, … Continue reading

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Jeb Bush “Doesn’t Really Care” About Criticism

The media is not as fawning as it one was for Jeb Bush and his years as the nation’s most influential education reformer. He used to draw solo pieces. But not in today’s State Impact article by John O’Connor. The former Florida … Continue reading

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Top Florida Parent Group Says “We Are Witness to the Suffering Caused by FCAT”

From FundEducationNow: Orlando, Florida… FundEducationNow.org, a leading parent-driven statewide education advocacy group, issued the following comments today regarding the Florida Department of Education’s release of the 2012 FCAT 2.0 Grades 9 and 10 Reading and FCAT Writes scores:  “As mothers … Continue reading

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The Moms Who Defeated the Jeb Bush-Michelle Rhee Machine

Writes Kathleen McGrory in the Miami Herald: It was one of the session’s hardest-fought battles. On one side: a coalition of disparate, but determined parent groups. On the other: former Gov. Jeb Bush and the powerful school-choice lobby. With the … Continue reading

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