Tag Archives: Jack Lavatla

The Morning After Defeating Florida’s Parent Trigger Bill

Lakeland republican senator Paula Dockery knew who the 20th vote was which would defeat parent trigger legislation in Florida. She said the evening before that the vote was 20-20. Opponents of the bill didn’t know who it was. But then … Continue reading

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Jack Latvala’s Attempt to Save Parent Trigger Discredits the Spin by Levesque, Parent Revolution

From Mary Ellen Klas in the Miami Herald: With a close vote expected Thursday on the proposal to allow parents at chronically low-performing schools to close the school or convert it to a charter school, a key senator is drafting … Continue reading

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The Future of the Florida Senate: Will the Anti-Privatization Coalition Extend to Schools

What follows is an analysis by a long time observer of Florida politics. The writer desires to be recognized by a pseudonym, Lois Pace. Will the emerging center coalition in the Florida Senate flex its muscle as we enter the … Continue reading

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Parent Trigger Bill Reaches the End Game in Florida Senate Tomorrow Morning

UPDATE: (Correcting my speculative comments)   The bill will be going back to JD Alexander’s budget committee – not the PreK-12 budget committee. It will most certainly pass out of this committee after tomorrow morning’s meeting and reach the floor early … Continue reading

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