Tag Archives: Florida Tea Party Network

Did the Florida Tea Party Network Give Rick Scott Political Cover to Veto JD Alexander’s PolyTech Takeover?

Among four bills the Florida Tea Party Network recommended Governor Rick Scott veto was one which would immediately make Florida Polytechnic an independent institution. From Kenric Ward of Sunshine State News: Blasting the creation of a separate Polytechnic University in Lakeland, … Continue reading

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Turned Down by a Florida School District, Two Charter School Operators Appeal to the State

Two charter school operators are trying out the new Florida law which allows them to go over the head of school districts when they are turned down. Writes Dave Weber in the Orlando Sentinel: Two groups that want to open … Continue reading

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Meanwhile, Rick Scott and Florida Republicans Stall Ethics Reform

Amid the news of J.D. Alexander’s attempt to intimidate the student member of Florida’s Board of Governors, comes a St. Petersburg Times story which details the ongoing republican efforts to stop ethics reform in its tracks. TALLAHASSEE — On Rick … Continue reading

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Florida School Board Association Calls on Legislature to Fund Schools and End Unfunded Mandates

No wonder Florida Republican wanted to end school board member salaries. Can’t have naysayers out there like the Florida School Board Association when they go public with platforms like this. Here are some of the highlights provided by Ron Matus’ report in … Continue reading

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