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“Trump could have lost Florida and still won “

Writing in the Washington Examiner, Michael Barone summarizes what happened last week this way: Hillary Clinton lost the election in the Midwest. Donald Trump won 50 Midwestern electoral votes that went to Barack Obama in 2012 — Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan … Continue reading

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Jeb Bush’s Reckless Ambition “In Danger of Damaging Family Legacy of Goodwill Among Republicans”

If there was ever an actual republican establishment that could be identified in some tangible way it would be Jeb Bush’s massive Florida machine. Still the most influential republican politician in the state, Bush has maintained his relevancy through two … Continue reading

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Does a Former Aide’s Prediction of an Iowa Loss for Trump Reveal the Path for a Rubio Asendency?

Scathing Purple Musings quoted Alan Goodman of The Victory Group earlier this week as saying that “Trump supporters, unlike backers of other candidates, have never had to show up to vote or make their voices heard on this level.” Goodman’s observation … Continue reading

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Is Donald Trump Drunk Tweeting?

If so, Jeb Bush’s press secretary had the perfect smackdown:   Out on Twitter there arose such a clatter, late night twitter-drunk Donald is back at it! https://t.co/yyTfQN3IM8 — Kristy Campbell (@kristymcampbell) December 29, 2015   Lets take a look … Continue reading

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Florida Republican Senator Rips Bush Foundation With “I’m Over You”

While Lutz republican senator John Legg is justifiably being complemented by many teachers this morning for the improvements to Florida’s test-based accountability system he managed in SB 616, he subtly revealed that Jeb Bush still holds far too much sway … Continue reading

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The Breaking Republican Senate Coalition on Testing

Nobody really knew that Tampa republican senator Tom Lee felt as he did on Florida’s high-stakes testing regime until yesterday when he took to the senate floors made these comments during debate on SB 616: Senator Lee: We’ve gotten an … Continue reading

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Republican Exec Committee From Don Gaetz’ Hometown Calls for Support of Dem Amendments to SB 616

In late filings to SB 616, sponsor Senator John Legg added a provision which brought the bill closer to the House version and Senator Alan Hays – along with a Democrat co-sponsor, Senator Bill Montford – resubmitted his clear language … Continue reading

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Will SB 616 Sponsor John Legg Be the One to Shepherd Through a Temporary Hold Harmless on Testing?

As the week begins, the republican-dominated Florida Senate is still characterized as having a “willingness” to go slowly on accountability provisions in Senator John Legg’s SB 616 testing reform bill. They are recognizing that the state’s new FSA tests are … Continue reading

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The Well-Financed Effort to Marginalize and Intimidate Opt-Out Parents

Though she resigned as chair late last year, last week’s Tweet from Students First was pure Michelle Rhee: Will the #optout movement realize it’s fighting a losing cause? In its Tweet, Students First links to an opinion piece from one … Continue reading

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Selective Data and Outrage from the Bush Foundation Discredited By Those “Devious Plans to Undermine Class-Size Amendment”

Writing for Jeb Bush’s Foundation for Excellence in Education, Mike Thomas bemoans Florida’s class size amendment as a “$30 billion mistake.” What sounded good on a ballot turned chaotic when implemented to the letter of the law. We now have … Continue reading

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