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Marlene O’Toole: Convenient Shill for Florida Republican’s Failing Education Record

The hyper partisan republican body in the Florida House, save the handful sponsoring anti-common core legislation, march in lock-step with their leadership which takes its marching orders from the Florida Chamber of Commerce and the Florida Council of 100. So … Continue reading

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Another Florida Legislative Session, Another Ethics Problem For a Republican Cashing in on Education Dollars

Powerful House education chair Rep. Marlene O’Toole (Lady Lakes-The Villages) complemented education commissioner Pam Stewart last week for her handling of FSA testing drama. She later counseled fellow lawmakers to not over react to complaints about it.  Florida republican legislators … Continue reading

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Did Two Florida Republicans Use the Same Talking Points in Education Policy Op-Eds This Week

The well-documented PR campaign to save Florida’s test-based education system continues this week in a way that further discredits the effort. Former House Speaker Dean Cannon (R-Winter Park) and chair of the Higher Education Appropriations Subcommittee, Marlene O’Toole (R-Lady Lake) wrote two … Continue reading

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