Tag Archives: ALEC

Jeb Bush Calls POLITICO “Trash”, Yet Used Them to Advance Ed Policy Agenda in 2011

Last evening POLITICO printed a story from Florida-based journalist Marc Caputo that staffers from Jeb Bush’s campaign were shopping their resumes. Several Jeb Bush campaign workers are already shopping their résumés with Florida political consultants as expectations mount inside his … Continue reading

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What Charter Schools USA CEO Jonathan Hage Knows That Floridians Don’t

From Orlando Sentinel reporter Lauren Roth: Charter Schools USA isn’t waiting for a judge to decide if it can open a disputed school in Orange County. Construction already has begun. “They have already invested in some construction of a facility,” … 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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Is Moraitis HB 377 Charter School Bill Inspired By ALEC?

Rep. George Moraitis will be asked sometime this week why he left out any mention of “charter schools” in HB 377 and instead referred to them as “private, not-for profit elementary, middle and high schools.” Never mind that he filled … Continue reading

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Sick of ObamaCare? Consider JebSchools

Last year’s abrupt departure of Florida’s education commissioner, Tony Bennett, put the brakes on the ideological insanity that drove the state’s education policy-making. After three straight commissioners who were tools of Jeb Bush’ s foundations, it was time to have … Continue reading

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Jeb Bush Bangs His Own Drum at ALEC Conference

From Orlando Sentinel reporter Leslie Postal: The resignation of Tony Bennett in Florida — and the controversy over school grading in his home state of Indiana — has led to plenty of calls for an end to the Sunshine State’s … Continue reading

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ALEC, Jeb Bush’s Foundation and McCay Scholarship Fraud

A consortium of progressive organizations released yesterday titled ALEC v. Kids: ALEC’s Assault On Public Education. StateImpact has the entire report furnished by Progress Florida. Here is the report’s focus on Florida: ALEC’s ties to Florida are reinforced by the connection … Continue reading

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Figures…Top Bush Policy Wonk Writes ALEC Education Report and Declares Florida Rocks

Reports Gina Jordan in StateImpact: Florida is the teacher’s pet in the American Legislative Exchange Council’s (ALEC) latest Report Card on American Education. The report ranks state K-12 performance, progress, and reform. Florida comes in 12th in the most recent … Continue reading

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Another Rebuke of Tony Bennett: Indiana Republican Wants to Stop Common Core Standards

From Education Week reporter Andrew Ujifusa: Ever since the defeat of a resolution opposing the Common Core State Standards at the American Legislative Exchange Council, a Washington-based conservative think tank which ideologically might have been sympathetic with common standards foes, … Continue reading

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Bush, Levesque, ALEC and Their Corporate Bankrollers

See the rest of thus worthwhile read from Colin Woodard from the Maine Sunday Telegraph

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