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Florida TaxWatch’s Weak, Unsubstantiated Position on Florida Class Sizes

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

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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

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Class Size End Around Passes Legislature

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

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Republicans Walk Back Class Size Legislation

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

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Florida Republicans End Around on the Class Size Amendment

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

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EDUCATION: Sink and Scott BOTH WRONG to Support Amendment 8

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

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