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Jeb Bush’s Foundation Took in $20 Million From 2012 to 2014

After taking down the list of corporate and individual sponsorships sometime in late 2011, Jeb Bush’s Foundation for Excellence in Education has reposted it’s sponsorships. This time with amounts – or at least a range. The Foundation’s three-year haul is close … Continue reading

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Reminding Floridians About Jeb Bush’s “Devious Plans” to Undo Class Size Amendment

Education Week reporter Ujifusa took a look at Jeb Bush’s emails as governor. As part of his story, he included a remarkable quote which Bush made in 2002 which still rings true today: As he mulls a White House bid, … Continue reading

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Florida Republicans Continue to Cut Pre-K Funding

Early Learning Coalition of Hillsborough County CEO Dave McGerald writes to the editors of the Tampa Bay Times: Let’s do the math on voluntary prekindergarten funding. When the VPK program began in 2005, the per pupil rate was $2,500 per … Continue reading

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A Real Protest at the Jeb Bush Summit

Of course Bush decided to bring his annual education circus to Tallahassee because he’s running for president. Participants will, as usual, be filtered of any loathsome public school types and limited to the always-looking-to-belly-up to the salad bar on Jeb’s education gravy train. … Continue reading

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Charter Schools USA Expands – Qualifies for Handout From Taxpayers

From Brian Brandel in South Florida Business Journal: Charter Schools USA, one of the largest for-profit operators of charter schools in the nation, qualified for public incentives to expand its Fort Lauderdale headquarters. The company could earn $365,000 from the … Continue reading

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Outgoing Florida District Administrator Rips Test-Dominated Accountability System as “Reckless” and “Not Good For Children”

From Jeffrey Solochek in the Tampa Bay Times: In resigning from Pasco County schools, outgoing assistant superintendent Amelia Larson submitted a three-page letter to the superintendent and School Board chairwoman detailing her passion for education and her strong concerns about … Continue reading

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A Fool’s Errand: Talking to Florida Republican Legislators About Testing

  It’s not that Florida’s local school boards haven’t tried before. But to feel Florida’s republican legislative body will help – if they just listen  – that they will take action before the state’s schools plunge into chaos when public … Continue reading

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Bush Lackey Defeated; Duval School Board Rejects His Resolution to Condemn Lawsuit Against Vouchers

Since Jason Fischer received the endorsement of Jeb Bush for Duval School Board, he’s carried their water. In 2013, he appeared at the legislative hearing in support of the extremely divisive parent trigger bill. This time, he used the seat … Continue reading

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Florida Parents: “You’ll Soon Be Told Your Schools Stink”

Writes columnist Scott Maxwell in the Orlando Sentinel: Get ready, parents. There’s a good chance you will soon be told your schools stink.. Almost all of them. Even the best ones. We’re talking rampant F- and D-rated schools throughout the … Continue reading

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Charter Schools’ USA Hillsborough Facililities Will Not Be Shuttered This Year…But

From Marlene Sokol in the Tampa Bay Times: TAMPA — Responding to concerned parents who learned last week that the Hillsborough County school district is challenging the legality of three charter schools, Superintendent MaryEllen Elia assured them Thursday that the … Continue reading

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