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Did Jeb Bush Recommend Betsy DeVos to Be Trump’s Secretary of Education?

On Sunday, Tampa Bay Times Washington Bureau Chief Alex Leary reported that former Florida governor Jeb Bush called to congratulate President-Elect Donald Trump: They had a very productive call and Gov. Bush was extremely gracious congratulating Mr. Trump on his … Continue reading

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The Well-Financed Effort to Marginalize and Intimidate Opt-Out Parents

Though she resigned as chair late last year, last week’s Tweet from Students First was pure Michelle Rhee: Will the #optout movement realize it’s fighting a losing cause? In its Tweet, Students First links to an opinion piece from one … Continue reading

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“No Governor Has Been So Coldly Calculating and Cynical” About Public Schools As Rick Scott

Floridians began learning all they needed to know about Rick Scott’s education policy before he took office. He named three charter school executives to his education transition team which only included one person from a traditional public school setting. He … Continue reading

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One Florida Community Complains About TOO MANY Charter Schools Opening

From Sun Sentinel reporter Arun Sivasankaran: Tamarac city officials have shot down a proposal to open a charter high school within the city. At a recent City Commission meeting, officials went against staff’s recommendation and voted unanimously against granting a … Continue reading

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Michelle Rhee’s – and Jeb Bush’s – Disasterous Day on FOX News

Michelle Rhee wants no part of Michelle Malkin in ANY debate, yet alone one on Common Core. This weeks appearance on FOX News didn’t go as well for Michelle Rhee as she had hoped as she didn’t get the puff … Continue reading

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Did Step Up for Students Buy Florida Voucher Expansion?

At some point, the Republican-dominated Florida senate was going to be able to impose their will on expanding Florida’s voucher system. Few legislators have fought against what’s now become a clear effort by Republican lawmakers to eliminate public schools as … Continue reading

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Michelle Rhee Slithers Into Florida Voucher Scrap With Another Astroturf Campaign

Michelle Rhee’s corporate-funded tax-exempt 501c4 has  parachuted into Florida and is attempting another Astroturf campaign to support the latest republican voucher scheme. Here’s the email from Rhee’s Florida rep: Dear Friend, Over the next week, the Florida legislature has an … Continue reading

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About Those Teachers in Jeb Bush’s TV Spots

StateImpact’s John O’Connor reported on the start of a new TV advertising campaign from one of Jeb Bush’s foundations to promote Common Core Standards: The education foundation founded by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has launched a new web site and … Continue reading

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Key Florida Republican Superintendent Throws Cold Water On VAM

Pasco superintendent of schools is no ordinary superintendent. An elected official, Kurt Browning was Charlie Crist’s Secretary of State and was reappointed to the same position by Rick Scott before resigning to run for Pasco superintendent in 2012. He once … Continue reading

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There’s Political Peril in Today’s Release of Florida VAM Scores

From the Tampa Tribune: After a lengthy legal battle with a Florida newspaper, the Florida Department of Education released thousands of public school teachers’ individual value-added evaluation scores today. The scores are from teachers’ evaluations during the 2011-12 and 2012-13 … Continue reading

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