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Paula Dockery Assails Republican Legislature For Blocking the Class Size Amendment

Calling it a “citizens initiative,” former for republican state senator Paula Dockery criticized the republican-dominated legislature for it’s “stonewalling” amendments voted on by taxpayers. Dockery said this in the Lakeland Ledger: When attempts to place the “reducing class size” amendment … Continue reading

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Rick Scott’s Charter School Slush Fund(s)

Florida TaxWatch is a reliable tool of the state republican establishment and all things charter school, but they don’t falsify numbers. So let’s take a look at FTW’s review of Rick Scott’s proposal for education facility projects: Fixed Capital Outlay – … Continue reading

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Another Conveniently Timed Study With Jeb Bush’s Fingerprints On It

Fund Education Now founder Kathleen Oropeza was having none of the most recent study that gushed over another Jeb Bush initiative. Noting the Harvard study which supports Florida’s 3rd grade retention based on FCAT came from a researcher  works for … Continue reading

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Stage Three Collapse Has Arrived: Florida DOE Miscalculates Over 200 School Grades

In April of this year, two outgoing superintendents of schools in  Florida predicted that the states school accountability system would fail. One of them, Bill Vogel from Seminole said it “would fall apart like a house of cards,” and that legislators were “making … Continue reading

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Florida TaxWatch’s Deceptive Release of Its Pro-Charter School Study

The sponsor of SB 1852, Sen. Steve Wise, R- Jacksonville, was cleary ready for the bill’s February 7th public hearing. The Senate Pre K-12  committee he chairs would hear public comments on his bill which would force local school boards to give more of their county’s property … Continue reading

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