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What the #DroptheSuit Campaign and Jeb Bush’s Push to Overturn Blaine Amendment Reveal About Voucher Lawsuit

In the summer of 2011, the Florida Education Association filed a lawsuit challenging a proposed ballot initiative which would repeal the almost century-old Blaine Amendment. What at the time was called Amendment 7, its intent was to end the state’s prohibition of funding … Continue reading

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Will Florida Voucher Proponents Use Children As a “Cynical Media Prop” Tomorrow?

the Florida Education Association VP Joanne McCall released a statement today to the media which served as a broadside to opponents of the lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of Florida’s school voucher program. A key hearing is scheduled in the Leon … Continue reading

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Bush Lackey Defeated; Duval School Board Rejects His Resolution to Condemn Lawsuit Against Vouchers

Since Jason Fischer received the endorsement of Jeb Bush for Duval School Board, he’s carried their water. In 2013, he appeared at the legislative hearing in support of the extremely divisive parent trigger bill. This time, he used the seat … Continue reading

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It’s Called Backdoor Legislation, Senator Gardiner, and the Florida Constitution Says You Can’t Do It

Vice President of the Florida Education Association Joanne McCall provides an effective response to Andy Gardiner’s shrill attack on the teacher’s she represents for their lawsuit against SB 850. With two days left in this year’s session, Gardiner allowed his … Continue reading

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Step Up For Students’ Shameless False Narrative on SB 850 Lawsuit

None of the hacks from Step Up for Students put their name on this morning’s post regarding a group of special needs children’s parents who are “taking on” the Florida Education Association for filing a lawsuit against SB 850. Obviously … Continue reading

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Florida’s Failure to Fund Lawsuit Amended to Include Vouchers, Charter Schools

From Orlando Sentinel reporter Leslie Postal: A sweeping lawsuit that argues Florida failed to adequately fund its public education system should be amended so that the state’s support of voucher programs and charter schools can also be challenged, attorneys for … Continue reading

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FEA to File Lawsuit Against Scott, Florida Legislature

From WOKV: The state’s largest teachers’ union says they’re ready to take Governor Rick Scott and the Republican-led legislature to court over a new law that ties teacher pay to student test scores, and ends future tenure. But, John Kennedy … Continue reading

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Florida’s “Tilt Toward Charters Deprives Public Schools”

From a Saturday op-ed in the St. Petersburg Times: For two decades, the Florida Legislature has claimed the expansion of charter schools does not steal resources from public schools that serve most students. But lawmakers can no longer make that claim. … Continue reading

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Its Begun: Florida Teachers Prepare to Announce Legal Challenge to Rick Scott

Kathleen Haughney reports: TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Education Association will announced legal action Monday in response to laws passed this spring by the state Legislature and signed by Gov. Rick Scott. The group has previously said it would likely sue … Continue reading

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