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Florida Republicans, Chamber of Commerce Can’t Recocile Conflicts Between Vouchers and STEM Advocacy

Writing in the Lakeland Ledger, Floridian Citizens for Science president Jonathan Smith points to some alarming numbers about private schools which receive voucher money: How well are the millions of taxpayers’ dollars being put to use? We at Florida Citizens … 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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Michelle Malkin Rips the Common Core – Chamber of Commerce – Pearson Triumvirate of “Venture Socialism”

Columnist Michelle Malkin was one of the first conservative voices to raise the alarm on Common Core. Now she’s In yesterday’s blistering take down  of the US Chamber of Commerce,  she referred to them  as “a politically entrenched synod of … Continue reading

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Bragging About Broward’s Common Core Buy-In From Broad Grad Superintendent

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt released a statement last week intended to attract investors by touting how much business they were going to be getting with their Common Core products. This Business Week story focused on what Broward Schools in Florida had … Continue reading

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Familiar Story in Tennessee: Gov, Ed Boss Want Common Core – GOP Legislators, Not So Much

Looks like a familiar story is unfolding in another republican dominated state. Joey Garrison reports in The Tennessean: Republican lawmakers are putting the final touches on legislation that would delay the implementation of Common Core education standards and the companion … Continue reading

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Chamber of Commerce Strikes Back at George Will For Criticizing Common Core

Boy, that was fast. It took only a few hours for US Chamber of Commerce CEO Thomas J. Donahue to respond to conservative columnist George Will’s shredding of Common Core and its proponents. Will  called out the Chamber and others … Continue reading

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The Collapse of Florida’s Test-Based Accountabilty Regime Has Reached Stage Two

St. Lucie County Superintendent of Schools, Michael Lannon isn’t happy with Florida’s school grade system. From reporter Kelly Tyko of Scripps Treasure Coast News: “The manipulated testing, judging and accountability culture that has developed in Florida is now so greatly … Continue reading

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“…..Start By Demanding Resignations From Those on the BOE Responsible for the FCAT Debacle”

Yowza. The Fort Meade Leader of Polk County sure isn’t buying the spin from Florida policy-makers on the recent FCAT Writes scoring disaster: Among the changes to the test grading this year was an increased emphasis on writing fundamentals such … Continue reading

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Rick Scott on Unfunded Education Mandates: “Call Me”

From new website site StateImpact comes a link to a story on Florida Governor Rick Scott’s Monday breakfast with the Flagler County Chamber of Commerce. During Q&A, the topic of unfunded mandates predictably was raised from a group of business leaders. Scott … Continue reading

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Did the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce Seek to Stonewall the Cheating Scandal?

A Georgia state senator and the Fulton County Taxpayers Association are calling for the resignation of Atlanta’s  COC president for his role in the cover up in the scandal. NBC 11 in Atlanta cites this key portion of Governor Deal’s … Continue reading

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