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The Gainesville Sun Rips Rick Scott, Calls for Pause in School Grade Formula

From the editors of the Gainesville Sun: Gov. Rick Scott should be providing leadership on this issue, but he has shown repeatedly he’s more about lip service on education than actually fixing what is wrong with it. For example, he … Continue reading

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Are Florida Tea Party Voters Turning Away From Rick Scott and Jeb Bush?

The mostly conservative Florida opponents of Common Core didn’t like the brush-off they received from Board of Education commissioner Gary Chartrand at last week’s public hearing. Chris Quakenbush, a Florida Patriot member and co-founder of Stop Common Core FL writes:  About … Continue reading

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Rick Scott’s Deliberately Misleading PECO Charter School Funding Proposal

Rick Scott created the slippery slope education funding when he cut education funding during his first term. Now he’s having to navigate it during a year he has to face voters. Let’s consider his tricky wording which justifies giving more … Continue reading

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Charter Schools USA F School Does TV Spot, Fails to Mention Grade

From Tampa Bay Times reporter Marlene Skokol: TAMPA — Woodmont Charter School, an F-rated elementary and middle school, is advertising on television for more students. The 30-second cable spot shows children listening attentively, raising their hands, working on computers and … Continue reading

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Will Costs Crush Common Core?

Perry Chiamamonte of FOX News reports that “states are learning the cost of Common Core is uncommonly high.” States will spend up to an estimated $10 billion up front, then as much as $800 million per year for the first … Continue reading

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How Rick Scott’s School Voucher Agenda Will Be Used to Defeat Charlie Crist

A Quinnipiac poll released late this week revealed that former governor Charlie Crist leads current governor Rick Scott by a whopping 12 points – 48 to 36. One in four republicans support Crist, too. Then there is this: The former … Continue reading

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“Businessmen, Bean-Counters, Buffoons, and Bible-Thumpers” Are “Taking Over Florida Public Education”

Author, columnist radio and TV talk show host Stephen L. Goldstein lives in Fort Lauderdale. He has penned a blistering opinion piece for the Sun-Sentinel about those who have seized power over Florida’s education policy: Businessmen, bean-counters, buffoons, and Bible-thumpers … Continue reading

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Why New York’s Common Core Collapse Continues to Haunt Florida

Florida is a year or two behind New York implementing Common Core and its rigid high-stakes tests regime and New York’s rapidly unfolding collapse has gone beyond cautionary tale status. State superintendent John King was told by a legislator last … Continue reading

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How Come Florida Legislators Aren’t Talking About VAM and Merit Pay?

Miami-Dade superintendent Alberto Carvalho made  the pitch to the state board of education last week that Florida must pause its multiple accountability systems: Carvalho said the proposal would make it clear which schools and districts were performing well and which … Continue reading

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Revisiting Florida Tea Party Influence on Common Core

From Peter Schorsch’s ever useful Sunburn morning mail comes this William March story in the Tampa Tribune which revealed that Florida leads the nation in Tea Party membership: A study by a liberal advocacy group says Florida leads the nation … Continue reading

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