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The Shameful Irony of Jeb Bush’s Attempt to Destroy Marco Rubio

When Jeb Bush’s go-to political hit man Mike Murphy began unleashing the hounds on Marco Rubio, it’s fair to wonder if any of the state republican pols who backed Bush’s presidential run were horrified. If so, they’ve been silent. What … Continue reading

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Start the Clock: Controversial Voucher Bill Arrives On Rick Scott’s Desk

Reports Leslie Postal in the Orlando Sentinel: The Florida Legislature has sent Gov. Rick Scott the controversial bill that expands the state’s largest school voucher program. Scott has 15 days to decide what to do with the bill (SB 850). A number of education advocacy … Continue reading

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Pinellas County School Board Looks to Endorse National Resolution on High Stakes Testing

Reports Cara Fitzpatrick in Gradebook: A resolution against high-stakes standardized testing seems to have found favor with the Pinellas County School Board. Board members discussed it briefly Monday during a workshop meeting, quickly agreeing to add it to the agenda … Continue reading

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Jeb Bush “Doesn’t Really Care” About Criticism

The media is not as fawning as it one was for Jeb Bush and his years as the nation’s most influential education reformer. He used to draw solo pieces. But not in today’s State Impact article by John O’Connor. The former Florida … Continue reading

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Defeats of Prison Privatization and Parent Trigger Prompts FL Chamber of Commerce to Target Rebel GOP Senators

Yesterday’s Orlando Sentinel piece by Tallahassee bureau chief Aaron Deslatte delved into the Florida Chamber of Commerce’s influence  and it’s displeasure with the republican rebels in the senate who didn’t go along with them on prison privatization and parent trigger. It was … Continue reading

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Democrat Says Ray Sansom Wrongly Accused of Crime During Ethics Bill Debate

Florida Republicans received alot of flack last week when Paula Dockery’s ethics bill was torpedoed by Senate President Mike Haridopolos. They’ll receive even more with yesterday’s rejection of of another ethics bill by the Rules Committee. But Republicans received some cover from … Continue reading

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