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Jeb Bush’s Foundation Wants Florida to Ignore Crony Capitalism on Charter Schools

Big charter school operators have been whispering about getting their own independent board to approve charter schools. This week, Jeb Bush’s Foundation for Excellence in Education editorialist Mike Thomas unsurprisingly made the case that it was time for Florida to … Continue reading

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It Really Doesn’t Matter Who Is Named Next Florida Ed Commish

Gerard Robinson found out real fast that he wasn’t needed for policy. Someone else does that. Writes retired school administrator and current chair of Florida School Choice Parent Advisory Council, Bill Person, in the Tampa Tribune: I found your recent editorial … Continue reading

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“State Blinded By Its Devotion to School Testing”

Tampa Bay Times columnist John Romano takes the latest breakdown in Florida’s test-dominated accountability system and leads to where fault really lies. Florida’s education policy-makers are obsessively devoted to standardized tests. The state’s devotion to standardized testing is admirable. It … Continue reading

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Orlando Sentinel Calls for ALEC’s Florida’s Republican State Legislators to Come Out of the Closet

Conservative legislative planning non-profit, the  American Legislative Exchange Council or ALEC has operated under the radar for some time. Not any more. And no longer so in Florida. The Orlando Sentinel reported in July of the Koch brothers-funded group’s involvement … Continue reading

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Why are Florida Legislators So Clearly Biased Toward Charter Schools?

Florida Today has a tidy little checklist of favors the state’s legislators have been granting the state’s charter schools: This year lawmakers unfairly axed $122 million in maintenance money for the state’s 3,000 traditional public schools, among other cuts, but handed charters … Continue reading

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