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Florida Republican Senator Rips Bush Foundation With “I’m Over You”

While Lutz republican senator John Legg is justifiably being complemented by many teachers this morning for the improvements to Florida’s test-based accountability system he managed in SB 616, he subtly revealed that Jeb Bush still holds far too much sway … Continue reading

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The Breaking Republican Senate Coalition on Testing

Nobody really knew that Tampa republican senator Tom Lee felt as he did on Florida’s high-stakes testing regime until yesterday when he took to the senate floors made these comments during debate on SB 616: Senator Lee: We’ve gotten an … Continue reading

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Uncertainty Remains in Senate on Hays-Simmons Hold Harmless Amendment to SB 616

Chatter from the Florida Senate was unusually quite over the weekend for a bill which would take in the most oxygen on the floor this week. Perhaps it’s because even senators aren’t sure what’s going on. From Lynn Hatter for … Continue reading

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Donalds-Cota Dispatches Florida Test-Based System, Discredits Bush-FDOE Data Spin

From Sunshine State News reporter Allison Nielsen: Overtesting is costing too much and could be causing Florida’s performance to stagnate on the national level, according to a new report released this week from a state school board member and a … Continue reading

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Why Alan Hays Pulled His Amendment Which Protected Florida Students From Invalid FSA Tests

During yesterday’s Senate Appropriations Committee hearing, and quick little sidebar away from the microphones occurred between four senators. The sponsor of the senate version (SB 616) of high-stakes testing reform, Senator John Legg was huddled with Senator’s David Simmons, Bill … Continue reading

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How Alan Hays’ Amendment to SB 616 Helps Republicans

From Collier County reporter Sophie Neilsen-Kolding for  NBC2: The Southwest Florida Citizens’ Alliance paid for robo calls to 55,000 voters across the state and visited Representative Kathleen Passidomo’s Collier office and spoke with her staff. Then they made their way to … Continue reading

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Significant Support Emerges for Alan Hays’ Compromise Amendment to Testing Reform Bill

Unlikely allies are rallying around Umatilla republican senator Alan Hays amendment to SB 616 as a compromise on the state’s high-stakes test drama. Writes Jefferey Solochek for Gradebook: A conservative Florida senator with a flair for headline-grabbing proposals could generate … Continue reading

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Inauthentic Conservatism At Work in Republican Lawmaker’s Mandate to See D’Souza Movie

It’s not hard to sense that Tampa Bay Times reporter Jeff Solochek doesn’t think much of Sen. Alan Hays (R-Umatilla) bill which would mandate Florida students see what the editors describe in the headline as a “conservative, patriotic” movie. During … Continue reading

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Confirmed: Alan Hays Voted NO on Parent Trigger Because Haridopolis Blocked His Worker’s Comp Bill

Writes Jim Turner in Sunshine State News: The failure of a single bill to reach the Senate floor — a controversial one that Insurance Commissioner Kevin McCarty claimed would lower workers’ compensation costs for businesses — doomed the “parent trigger” for … Continue reading

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Did Alan Hays Attempt to Trade His NO Vote on Parent Trigger?

From Aaron Dislatte in the Orlando Sentinel: TALLAHASSEE — As the clock ticked toward the end of the 2012 lawmaking session, Florida’s most influential business lobby was desperate for a win. Its lobbyists thought they had a package deal. If … Continue reading

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