Tag Archives: Charlie Crist

The Fatal Flaws of Rick Scott and Jeb Bush’s Tests: Florida Kids Aren’t College Ready

As former Florida governor Jeb Bush has been anointed king of kings on education policy and is now doing TV spots to save Rick Scott’s reelection bid, its only fair to include his name in such headlines. But the well-financed … Continue reading

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Another Rick Scott Lie About Charlie Crist’s Education Record

After staging a hissy-fit about Charlie Crist’s fan before last night’s debate even began, Rick Scott made another false counter attack about Crist’s education record. From Lauren Caroll and Amy Sherman for PolitiFact: At an Oct. 15 debate between the candidates — … Continue reading

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How Step Up For Students’ Numbers Serve As An Indictment of Rick Scott

The well-compensated executives of Step Up For Students, the administrators of Florida’s voucher program, are rooting for Florida republican governor Rick Scott to re-elected. Their propaganda arm, the website redefinED,  never stops churning out warm and fuzzy pieces intended to reaffirm … Continue reading

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A Fool’s Errand: Talking to Florida Republican Legislators About Testing

  It’s not that Florida’s local school boards haven’t tried before. But to feel Florida’s republican legislative body will help – if they just listen  – that they will take action before the state’s schools plunge into chaos when public … Continue reading

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“No Governor Has Been So Coldly Calculating and Cynical” About Public Schools As Rick Scott

Floridians began learning all they needed to know about Rick Scott’s education policy before he took office. He named three charter school executives to his education transition team which only included one person from a traditional public school setting. He … Continue reading

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Blame For Florida’s Testing Mess Can Be Assigned to Rick Scott

It was always going to be easy for Rick Scott to savage Charlie Crist. For a registered republican voter like this writer, Crist’s syrupy musings for Barack Obama and Obamacare are cringe worthy. But Scott won’t be getting this vote … Continue reading

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Can Florida Teachers and Public School Advcates Look to the Harbinger of Hawaii?

From Cathy Bussewitz and Juliet Williams  of the Associated Press: A 40-year political career came to a close after Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie lost his bid for a second term in a stunning primary-election defeat by a fellow Democrat and … Continue reading

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What Bobby Jindal Says That Rick Scott Won’t and Charlie Crist Can’t

Make no mistake. Bobby Jindal never met a piece of school choice legislation he didn’t like. And he is no friend of his state’s teachers union. But it is his position against Common Core Standards which separates him from Republican … Continue reading

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Rick Scott Signs Voucher Expansion Bill; Will FEA Make a Legal Challenge?

Both Leslie Postal in the Orlando Sentinel and AP reporter Gary Fineout are saying that Rick Scott has just signed SB 85O which will expand Florida’s school voucher program. Fineout writes that Scott’s signature would “trigger a legal challenge from … Continue reading

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Start the Clock: Controversial Voucher Bill Arrives On Rick Scott’s Desk

Reports Leslie Postal in the Orlando Sentinel: The Florida Legislature has sent Gov. Rick Scott the controversial bill that expands the state’s largest school voucher program. Scott has 15 days to decide what to do with the bill (SB 850). A number of education advocacy … Continue reading

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