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Rhee, Stargel Got Some ‘Splainin’ to do About Those Parent Trigger Petition Signatures

NEW Tuesday morning update here (600AM CDT) Monday morning update here. MIAMI HERALD: On Sunday, The Herald/Times sent an email to each person who had allegedly signed the online petition. Of the 241 who responded, 212 confirmed their signatures…….But 29 … Continue reading

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Kelli Stargel’s Fake List of Parent Trigger Supporters that Michelle Rhee Provided

Welcome readers of The Florida Squeeze and NPE. Please see this UPDATE post. UPDATE: (Saturday evening at 6:48PM CDT) A third person on Rhee’s list has denied ever signing the petition. Erwin Crawford of Longwood “does not remember signing anything … Continue reading

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Has Jeb Bush’s Foundation Created a Faux Parents Group to Support Parent Trigger?

Scathing Purple Musings discovered last August that Jeb Bush’s Foundation for Florida’s Future (FFF) had created a petition to support its efforts to pass Parent Trigger. Not many had signed the petition and many of the one’s who did were employees … Continue reading

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Parent Trigger Hits “Local Control” Roadblock in Florida Senate

From Kathleen McGrory of the Times/Herald: As expected, Sen. Kelli Stargel‘s parent trigger bill won the support of the Senate appropriations panel Tuesday — and is now headed to the Senate floor. There was, however, one plot twist. At a … Continue reading

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Even in Victory, Trujillo Misrepresents Opposition to Parent Trigger

The most surprising news from yesterday’s passage of Parent Trigger (HB 867) in the that they Florida House was that there were seven republican votes against it in the final 68-51 tally. What wasn’t surprising was that bill sponsor, Carlos … 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 Common Core Reality that Florida Republican Senators Want to Ignore in Parent Trigger Fight

Susan Smith reminded senate republicans of something they don’t want to be reminded of  during yesterday’s Senate Education Committee hearing on Parent Trigger.  Florida’s implementation of Common Core Standards (CCS) has consequences which will come into play in the bill they say is just … Continue reading

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Parent Trigger “Uses Parents Like a Cheap Dinner Napkin”

The following is an opinion piece from Kathleen Oropeza, co-founder of FundEducationNow.org. She has granted permission to publish it here. Despite a bruising defeat in the 2012 Florida Legislative session, parent trigger is something proponents are too stubborn to drop. … Continue reading

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Meanwhile, Georgia Republicans Pull Parent Trigger Bill “Amid Concerns From It’s Own Party”

Parent Trigger died in the Georgia senate after the bill was pulled by it’ republican sponsor because members of his own party raised serious concerns.  The bill’s sponsor, Rep. Edward Lindsey (R-Atlanta), withdrew the bill when it became clear it … Continue reading

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How Parent Trigger Brought Chaos and Divided a California Community

Jeb Bush’s foundation paraded the professional organizers of Parent Revolution around the legislature this time last year to promote Parent Trigger. The California charter school-funded group got to spin their version of events in the two Parent Trigger fights in their … Continue reading

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