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Why Conservatives and Tea Party Followers Ought to be Appalled by No Child Left Behind and Race to the Top

George W. Bush’s education initiative No Child Left Behind is the basis for the Obama education initiative, Race to the Top (RTT). Most conservatives and tea party followers probably don’t know that RTT was funded by the Obama stimulus. And while most … Continue reading

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How Florida Funding and NCLB Folly are Hurting Liberty County Schools

From Bloomberg: Liberty County School District in Florida is running out of time. The district’s $9 million budget has been axed by more than a third since the 2007-08 school year, as federal stimulus money dried up and a tourism … Continue reading

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Democrats are Recruiting Charlie Crist, Still Silent on Education

Who could blame Charlie Crist for saying, “miss me yet?” Two widely expected challengers — former gubernatorial candidate Alex Sink  and South Florida state Sen. Jeremy Ring — mingled with party activists Saturday  along with two other less certain prospects, … Continue reading

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Axelrod on Scott, Crist, Obama’s 2012 Prospects in Florida and Independent Voters

Alex Leary is one on the state’s very best – albeit biased – political reporters. In an interview with Obama advisor David Axelrod, he poignantly covers three topics important to Floridians: Rick Scott, Charlie Crist and President Obama’s prospects for winning Florida in … Continue reading

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SB736 Marks the End of Local School Board Control in Florida

Writes retired newspaperman Rick Diamond: Now under SB 736, local control of the state’s 67 school districts has been taken over by the state. The bill’s language “Requires the Department of Education to approve each school district’s instructional personnel and … Continue reading

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