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What the #DroptheSuit Campaign and Jeb Bush’s Push to Overturn Blaine Amendment Reveal About Voucher Lawsuit

In the summer of 2011, the Florida Education Association filed a lawsuit challenging a proposed ballot initiative which would repeal the almost century-old Blaine Amendment. What at the time was called Amendment 7, its intent was to end the state’s prohibition of funding … Continue reading

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Did Step Up for Students Buy Florida Voucher Expansion?

At some point, the Republican-dominated Florida senate was going to be able to impose their will on expanding Florida’s voucher system. Few legislators have fought against what’s now become a clear effort by Republican lawmakers to eliminate public schools as … Continue reading

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Florida Republican Lawmakers Devotion to STEM Conflicts With Their School Choice Obsession

The nation’s supposed need for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) professionals drives much republican education policymaking in Florida. Governor Rick Scott turned a state college over to the influence of a state senator in the interest of graduating STEM … Continue reading

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Florida Republican Files Bill to Expand Corporate Tax Credit Scholarships

A Democrat legislator from Florida called for more oversight into McCay scholarships in light of significant fraud. This weeks, two republicans are looking to expand another way for those same private schools to get their hands on taxpayer dollars. From News Service … Continue reading

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Hold Will Weatherford Accountable

There’s no surprise that Florida’s republican legislators will be expanding the privatization of education in the next legislative session.  No state is moving toward privatization faster than Florida. In this space here yesterday I reported that Rick Scott intends to advance … Continue reading

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