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Janet Adkins Stunning Facebook Post Which Opens the Door for Opt-Out

  In a remarkable two days of Facebook back-and-forth with a handful of Florida parents regarding Florida’s new FSA tests, Fernandina Beach republican state senator Janet Adkins engaged with Sandy Stenoff, co-founder Opt-Out  Florida and Opt-Out Orlando and made the following comment: … Continue reading

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Janet Adkins’ False Testimony on Common Core and Raw Hypocricy on Accountability

Rep. Janet Adkins (R-Fernandina Beach) heard the applause from the gallery after a public school teacher’s testimony against Florida’s continued devotion to high-stakes tests. It was the only time anyone drew such a reaction during Monday’s House Education Appropriations hearing on … Continue reading

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Florida’s “Orwellian” Common Core Cover-Up

From Florida Current reporter James Call: It’s not as Orwellian as making a person’s existence disappear from the public record but Winston Smith would recognize the maneuver. A Florida House committee on Wednesday will discuss a proposed committee bill that … Continue reading

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Parent Trigger’s Contradictory “Parent Notification” Provison Returns

Just hours after Parent Trigger’s defeat on the floor of the Florida Senate, Sen. Anitere Flores inserted one of its more troubling provisions  into a charter school bill. Leslie Postal of the Orlando Sentinel explains: About 2.5 hours after a tie … Continue reading

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Florida’s School Choice Crowd Buses in Kids on a School Day for Political Rally

In response to a questions from a colleague during yesterday’s Parent Trigger senate hearing, bill sponsor Kelli Stargel seem to bristle when she corrected a senate colleague by insisting that charter schools are public schools. Why so touchy? Stargel’s not alone. Consider … Continue reading

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The False Narrative Florida House Republicans Are Using to Defend Parent Trigger

The phrase of the day was “give parents a seat at the table.” Watching today’s meeting of the House Education Committee for HB 867 on The Florida Channel  revealed the clear philosophical divide between the two sides on Parent Trigger. Under sharp … Continue reading

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It’s BaaaaAAAAACK! Contradictions, Clowns, Conflicts and All…Parent Trigger Returns

I’ve been wondering when we’d see this Vaudeville act again and whether or not it was going to be about stroking Jeb Bush’s ego. (He vowed that it would be back after last year’s defeat in the senate). What better … Continue reading

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Did For-Profit Charter Schools Try to Influence Decision on Polk Charter Schools?

On June 15, Rep. Kelli Stargel (R-Lakeland) told Polk county school superintendent Sherrie Nickel that she “didn’t understand why Polk needed it’s own at-risk charter schools.” She also said that she “was worried about the oversight” of the 7 proposed facilities. … Continue reading

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Florida Republican’s Creepy Adoration for Charter Schools Reaches New Low With Ammendment to Exempt Them From SB 736

From Leslie Postal in the Orlando Sentinel: Charter schools would be exempt from some sections of Florida’s sweeping teacher merit-pay law under a bill the Florida House is considering. Critics call the proposal hypocritical. The bill’s sponsor, Rep. Janet Adkins, … Continue reading

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