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Bennett’s Troubling Email to Bush, Daniels on Eve of Resignation

From an AP story found at Indystar.com TALLAHASSEE, FLA. — The day before he abruptly resigned from his job, Florida Education Commissioner Tony Bennett wrote an impassioned email to two former governors he called “part of my family.” Bennett reached … Continue reading

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Tony Bennett and Most of State Board of Education “Share a Devotion to Bush”

When does this become creepy? From an AP story by Bill Kaczor: Tony Bennett’s style didn’t sit well with Indiana voters. In November, they voted him out of office after one term in favor of school librarian Glenda Ritz, a Democrat, … Continue reading

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Tony Bennett’s Plan to Degrade and Cheapen the Education Profession

In two days, recently ousted Indiana education boss Tony Bennett will sit down for an interview with members of the state board of education at the Tampa Airport Marriott. He’ll find kindred spirits on the board as with the exception … Continue reading

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What Mitch Daniels Whining About Tony Bennett’s Ouster Tells Us

So Indiana governor Mitch Daniels says that teachers cheated in the election which removed controversial education boss Tony Bennett from office. From Maureen Groppe and Scott Elliott of Gannett News Service: Republican frustration over the election defeat of Superintendent of … Continue reading

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How Deep is ALEC’s Reach into Driving Florida Legislation?

When Orlando Sentinel reporter Leslie Postal used a release from the Democrat Progressive Caucus to report that ALEC was sponsoring another education privatization indoctrination session for state legislators this weekend, a firestorm of coverage erupted. The Koch brothers-funded group doesn’t … Continue reading

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The dangerous testing fetish that Republican rock star governors share

Tim Pawlenty has it. So does Mitch Daniels and Rick Scott. Each of these pols – governors all, or as in Pawlenty’s case a former one –  has a testing fetish.  For them, high stakes testing is the gold currency which will … Continue reading

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