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On Friday Step Up for Students blog, redefinED, published a story about this year’s bill from the Florida House which SUFS writer Travis Pillow describes as a “funding” and “accountability’ bill: Florida charter schools could face more scrutiny from school districts, … Continue reading
Step Up for Students Touts Pro-Charter School Study Financed by Walmart and Charter Schools USA Boss
With it’s last five of its last six posts written in support of the for-profit charter school industry and fresh off its weekend effort to smear a local school board who rejected them, Step Up for Students’ blog, redefinED no … Continue reading
Even with today’s likely passage of voucher expansion in the Florida House – whose republican leadership doesn’t want anyone to know that Floridians really oppose – the administrative agent of the state’s voucher plan, Step Up for Students, is going … Continue reading
Miami Herald reporter Kathleen McGrory reports: The Senate sponsor of the controversial school voucher bill withdrew his proposal Thursday, significantly weakening its chances of becoming law this year. Sen. Bill Galvano, R-Bradenton, said he pulled the bill because there wasn’t … Continue reading
WELCOME READERS OF DIANE RAVITCH’S BLOG! Please note that the bill to expand Florida’s voucher system was pulled yesterday. It’s now called the Florida Sales Tax Credit Program, a teeny-weeny little change in what was simply the Florida Tax … Continue reading
From the editors of the Lakeland Ledger: Now, House Speaker Will Weatherford, R-Wesley Chapel, is calling for sales tax revenue to also be diverted to pay for the program. In addition, he wants to expand the pool of eligible students … Continue reading
Miami Herald reporter Kathleen McGrory has the latest on expansion of Florida’s voucher program: TALLAHASSEE — Nearly 200 schoolchildren greeted Senate President Don Gaetz last month when he visited a Catholic school in Pensacola to get a first-hand look at … Continue reading
A Quinnipiac poll released late this week revealed that former governor Charlie Crist leads current governor Rick Scott by a whopping 12 points – 48 to 36. One in four republicans support Crist, too. Then there is this: The former … Continue reading
How Florida’s For-Profit Charter School Industry Is Moving Money in to Influence the Legislative Session
Matt Dixon’s report that a former top lobbyist for the for-profit charter school industry is now the top fundraiser for a PAC belonging to the chairman of the senate education appropriations committee provided a glimpse into how well the industry … Continue reading
UPDATE: Step Up for Students Jon East sent links to the article Doug Tuthill was referencing. You may access them in his comments or where I have imbedded them within this post. Step Up for Students president Doug Doug Tuthill … Continue reading