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The editors of the Daytona Beach News Journal have a fair and even-handed opinion piece on the class size amendment debate going on in the state legislature, but they get one critical fact wrong. And it is one which Floridians … Continue reading
Another Republican Touts the Florida Education Way; Meanwhile Another Report Shows Why They’re Wrong
Former House Speaker Dean Cannon (R-Winter Park) became the second power republican legislator to celebrate Florida’s test-dominated education system. Cannon takes to the pages of the Orlando Sentinel this morning: Florida received some good news recently. Education Week reports that … Continue reading
From Saint Petersblog: Tucked into budget bills passed by the House and Senate on Thursday is a reduction of the number of classes that fall under Florida’s class-size restrictions, reports the News Service of Florida. Under the bills (HB 5101, … Continue reading
From the AP: The sponsor of legislation loosening Florida’s class size limits has made some concessions and says he’s open to more discussion. The Senate on Wednesday approved changes that Sen. David Simmons, a Maitland Republican, agreed to make in … Continue reading
What Republicans haven’t been able to do twice at the ballot box, they’re going to do with legislative slight-of-hand. Sizes of Florida’s classrooms are on the way up. The class size amendment and the intent of the voters be damned. … Continue reading
Alex Sink and Rick Scott are BOTH wrong to support Amendment 8. While it will empower administrators in staffing and budget issues, Amendment 8 won’t maintain accountability of the state’s legislators to fund education. Class sizes will go up again … Continue reading