Tag Archives: Gary Chartrand

Revisiting Gary Chartrand’s Conflicts of Interests

Florida Times-Union reporter Rhema Thompson has an excellent feature on the chairman of state board of education, Gary Chartrand and his many conflicts of interests which Floridians are expected to just brush aside: With his official term as chairman of … Continue reading

Posted in charter schools, EDUCATION, FLORIDA POLITICS | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

On Florida’s School Grade Pause and It’s Politicized Board of Education

The editors of the Tampa Bay Times preface their support for a pause in applying school grades in Florida by reminded readers that the existing scheme is already discredited. And while it’s extremely unlikely that any member of the highly … Continue reading

Posted in EDUCATION, Florida, FLORIDA POLITICS | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Common Core “Jerkitude”

From conservative columnist Michelle Malkin: This week’s award for Biggest Common Core Jerk goes to Missouri GOP state legislator Mike Lair. Parents, teachers and administrators who object to the government education “standards” racket — which usurps local control, impedes academic … Continue reading

Posted in EDUCATION, FLORIDA POLITICS | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Are Florida Tea Party Voters Turning Away From Rick Scott and Jeb Bush?

The mostly conservative Florida opponents of Common Core didn’t like the brush-off they received from Board of Education commissioner Gary Chartrand at last week’s public hearing. Chris Quakenbush, a Florida Patriot member and co-founder of Stop Common Core FL writes:  About … Continue reading

Posted in EDUCATION, FLORIDA POLITICS | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Florida BOE Faces the Music; Passes Common Core Anyway

Florida’s unelected Board of Education, long serving as reliable cronies to rubber stamp Jeb Bush’s education agenda, finally had to face critics in yesterday’s public hearing on Common Core. Not that there ever any doubt that they would ever act … Continue reading

Posted in EDUCATION, FLORIDA POLITICS | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

The Creepy, Incestuous, Conflicts of Interests Involved in Florida’s School Grade System

The editors of the Lakeland Ledger have complete grasp of the timeline of events concerning Florida’s school grade system. They aren’t impressed: After all the changes made to Florida’s school grading system, it’s hard to have a good sense of … Continue reading

Posted in EDUCATION, FLORIDA POLITICS | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Gary Chartrand’s Irreconcilable Conflicts of Interest

This week’s report that the Jacksonville Public Education Fund is proposing a new school grade formula marks the second time the think tank founded and financed by chairman of Florida’s board of education, Gary Chartrand,  has flexed it’s muscles. In … Continue reading

Posted in EDUCATION, FLORIDA POLITICS | Tagged , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Why Gary Chartrand and Tony Bennett’s School Grade Task Force May Be a Sham

ASK.com defines task force in its online dictionary thus: a unit or formation established to work on a single defined task or activity. Originally introduced by the United States Navy, the term has now caught on for general usage and … Continue reading

Posted in EDUCATION, FLORIDA POLITICS | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

The Unfunded Mandate of Florida’s Test-Dominated Education System and the Potential for Crony Capitalism

It’s FCAT week around Florida and schools still are scrambling with logistics. Allison Ross of the Palm Beach Post has more: Ridge High School got a special delivery this month: nearly 400 new laptop computers. But that still may not … Continue reading

Posted in EDUCATION, FLORIDA POLITICS | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Tony Bennett, State Board Wants More Capital Outlay For Charter Schools, None for Public Schools

From the Bradenton Times: BRADENTON — In 2012, charter schools were narrowly unsuccessful in getting a state bill passed to require public school districts to give charter schools some of their local property tax revenue, though they received about $55 … Continue reading

Posted in EDUCATION, FLORIDA POLITICS | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment