Tag Archives: Unfunded mandate

How FCAT Has Become Another Unfunded Mandate; What Affect Will it Have on the Failure to Fund Suit?

The Miami Herald calls out the state’s policy-makers for last weeks revelations that 10th graders across the state were sharing information about FCAT questions: The fretting, anxiety, even cold sweats, during Florida’s big exam week are over. Public-school students wrapped … Continue reading

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How Michelle Rhee Orchaestrated a Deceitful Billionaire Bait and Switch

Washington Post reporter Bill Torque takes a close look at the DCPS budget and notes there’s a serious difference between Michelle Rhee’s budget and that of her successor,  Kaya Henderson. One of the more striking line items on the operating … Continue reading

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The Big Lies of Florida’s Parent Trigger Bill

Yesterday’s passage of the Florida house’s version of parent trigger legislation is already drawing defensive posturing by it’s most publicized advocate, Parent Revolution. Writes Marcos Restrepo in The Florida Independent: According to a California-based organization backing Florida’s controversial “Parent Trigger … Continue reading

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Why Rick Scott’s Education Budget Proposal is Just the Latest Republican Bait and Switch

From FEA director Andy Ford: When he was running for governor, Rick Scott promised not to cut funding for public education. Once elected, however, he presided over a budget that slashed education by nearly 8 percent, took 3 percent out … Continue reading

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Florida DOE Gets Caught in Their Own “Choice” Spin

While in the process of promoting its virtual school program, the Florida Department of Education’s blog, Florida Common Ground, had it’s own rhetoric thrown back in their face.  After commenter LZ expressed  concern that virtual school is not a good option for … Continue reading

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Flagler School Board takes next step in lawsuit against the state for failing to fund education

The Flagler County School Board will be meeting with an attorney who represents the FEA  about moving forward with a lawsuit against the state of Florida for failing to fund education. The board first entertained the idea of a lawsuit … Continue reading

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Florida’s Virtual School Gambit Another Unfunded Mandate

It should come as no surprise that Rick Scott and his GOP state allies are pushing Florida Virtual School. The only teacher on Scott’s education transition team came from FVS. From the Palm Beach Post: Florida children could spend more time … Continue reading

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