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Florida Democrats Display Education Talking Points in Flagler Primary

A newly created House district was drawn for Flagler County and represents an opportunity for state democrats to win a seat. This Sheldon Gardner story in St. Augustine.com illustrates what should emerge as education talking points for democrats seeking legislative seats: … Continue reading

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Why Local School Board Members Pose the Biggest Threat to Florida’s Anointed All-Knowings

Coleen Conklin isn’t afraid to ruffle feathers. A serious advocate for public schools, Conklin raised the possibility of a lawsuit targeting Rick Scott and the legislature in April 2011 for failing to fund education. She even toyed with the idea … Continue reading

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Will One Flagler School Board Election Serve As a Referendum On Resolution Against High-Stakes Testing?

Flagler county school board member, Colleen Conklin,  has been one voices Floridians have been hearing from longest who raised warnings on the direction Florida lawmakers were taking the state’s schools. With the Flagler board’s cost-saving decision to cut the school day … Continue reading

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Alachua County School Board Member: For-Profit Schools are Coming to Florida

In this morning’s Gainesville Sun, Alachua County School Board Member, Eileen Roy warns Floridians that state policymaker’s efforts are to privatize the state’s entire education system. Its quite a rebuke: Make no mistake, there is a determined, coordinated effort to … Continue reading

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The Unfunded Mandates of Florida’s New School Reform Bill

Intrepid Flagler School Board member Colleen Conklin has responded to criticism of her proposal to sue the state of Florida for failing to fund education. Conklin takes the state’s lawmakers to task for unfunded mandates. Every year legislators burden Florida … Continue reading

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No Lawsuit Against State Yet, But Flagler School Board Warms to Actionable Anger

From FlaglerLive: There is room and reason for a lawsuit against the state over education funding, particularly if it can be narrowed to challenge the state’s imposition of unfunded mandates—legal requirements on local school districts such as smaller class sizes … Continue reading

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Flagler School Board takes next step in lawsuit against the state for failing to fund education

The Flagler County School Board will be meeting with an attorney who represents the FEA  about moving forward with a lawsuit against the state of Florida for failing to fund education. The board first entertained the idea of a lawsuit … Continue reading

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Why the Deception from the Executive Director of Florida’s School Board Association?

Florida School Boards Association executive director Wayne Blanton was interviewed by the Daytona Beach New-Journal. He discussed the possibility of a lawsuit aimed at Governor Rick Scott and the legislature for failing to fund education as per the state’s constitution. It would … Continue reading

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