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Tag Archives: FEA
The final quarter won’t actually get under way until the end of March. Still, FEA president Andy Ford’s narrative of facts on the ground he includes in a column for the Orlando Sentinel is a useful one We’ve begun the new … Continue reading
Niceville senator Don Gaetz knows better, but the live TV opportunity was too good to pass up. When FEA vice president Joanne McCall testified earlier this month that teachers weren’t generally against testing, Gaetz retorted that the FEA hasn’t supported … Continue reading
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
the Florida Education Association VP Joanne McCall released a statement today to the media which served as a broadside to opponents of the lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Florida’s school voucher program. A key hearing is scheduled in the Leon … Continue reading
Even the man who wants to be president got into the act. A Twitter campaign began yesterday morning touting a TV spot that would appear during last night’s Super Bowl which featured Miami high school sophomore, Valentin Mendez, who urged … Continue reading
In pumping up former Florida senator John McCay’s supporting piece for vouchers in this morning’s Bradenton Herald, Step Up for Students executive Ron Matus tweeted: All #Florida parents should worry about @FloridaEA@FLSchoolBoards attack on #schoolchoice Step Up for Students is the … Continue reading
It’s Called Backdoor Legislation, Senator Gardiner, and the Florida Constitution Says You Can’t Do It
Vice President of the Florida Education Association Joanne McCall provides an effective response to Andy Gardiner’s shrill attack on the teacher’s she represents for their lawsuit against SB 850. With two days left in this year’s session, Gardiner allowed his … Continue reading
None of the hacks from Step Up for Students put their name on this morning’s post regarding a group of special needs children’s parents who are “taking on” the Florida Education Association for filing a lawsuit against SB 850. Obviously … Continue reading
The incoming president of the Florida Senate cannot be trusted on education policy. Not if he’s going to deliberately mislead Floridians while misrepresenting the position of the state’s teachers. Senator Andy Gardiner (R-Orlando) writes in the Tampa Tribune that “union bosses, … Continue reading
Rep. Janet Adkins (R-Fernandina Beach) heard the applause from the gallery after a public school teacher’s testimony against Florida’s continued devotion to high-stakes tests. It was the only time anyone drew such a reaction during Monday’s House Education Appropriations hearing on … Continue reading