Tag Archives: Parent Revolution

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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Top Florida Charter School Lobbyist Now Fundraising for Senate Education Budget Writer

From Matt Dixon in the St. Augustine Record: TALLAHASSEE — A lobbyist who until recently represented a host of charter-school organizations has been hired to do political work for the Senate’s top education budget-writer, state Sen. Bill Galvano, R-Bradenton. Nancy … Continue reading

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Michelle Rhee, Parent Revolution Blink on Accountability

From Education Week reporter Alyson Klein: So remember how California is planning to suspend most of its accountability testing for a year in order to help the state’s schools get up to speed on new tests aligned with the Common … Continue reading

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Debriefing Parent Trigger’s Defeat in the Florida Senate

Perhaps Senator Bill Montford said it best in this quote he gave Palm Beach Post reporter Dara Kam: Sen. Bill Montford, a Tallahassee Democrat and former school superintendent, said parents already have the ability to make their voices heard. “The issue … Continue reading

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Bush Foundation Hides Behind Parent Revolution in Faux Parent Group Flap

Two separate revelations this week further unmasked the political scam that has become Florida’s Parent Trigger legislation. The first involves evidence that the petition that Michelle Rhee furnished Lakeland Senator Kelli Stargel is filled with people who never signed it. Scathing … Continue reading

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Did Parent Revolution Bribe and Blackmail Undocumented Immigrants in California Parent Trigger Fight?

With Florida republican senators obliged to pass Parent Trigger this session to serve Jeb Bush’s political interests, it’s crucial to remind Floridians what those senators have to ignore.  With House sponsor Carlos Trujillo affirming that controversial charter school advocacy group Parent Revolution … Continue reading

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How Parent Trigger Disenfranchises Parents in California

A second Parent Revolution inspired parent trigger is underway in Los Angeles. LA Weekly’s Patrick Range McDonald has the details: Today, Latino and African American parents at 24th Street Elementary will vote to ratify who will operate their kids’ school … Continue reading

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The Florida Children Parent Trigger Leaves Behind

Lost amidst all the bloviating by Florida’s republican legislators that Parent Trigger will finally give parents  a seat at the table is the reality that some parents and children won’t. By Parent Trigger’s coercive petition,  they become disenfranchised. No provision in Florida’s Parent Trigger … Continue reading

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The Parent Revolution Monster Jeb Bush Wants to Unleash in Florida Communities With Parent Trigger

Jeb Bush’s Foundation for Florida’s Future (FFF) has brought in Parent Revolution the past two years to testify on behalf of Parent Trigger. FFF’s executive director, Patricia Levesque, orchestrated a press conference last week with Parent Revolution as a primary … Continue reading

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Lies, Damned Lies and Bush Foundation Talking Points on Parent Trigger

Jeb Bush’s Foundation for Florida’s Future (FFF)  just released a handy-dandy Misconception-Fact list on Parent Trigger. Let’s explore a few of their “Facts” that don’t pass the smell test: In response to “this bill allows for-profit companies to take over … Continue reading

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