Tag Archives: Parent trigger

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

Posted in Common Core, EDUCATION, Florida, FLORIDA POLITICS | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Why the Florida Senate Remains the Nation’s Key Battleground on Education Policy

Writes Matt Dixon in the Florida Times-Union: The Republicans hold a 26-14 lead in the Florida Senate, which simple math will tell you means they should be able to muscle out any legislation they deem important. Politics, though, isn’t always … Continue reading

Posted in EDUCATION, FLORIDA POLITICS | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Pro School Choice Think-Tank Rips Florida’s “Tweak” to Common Core

Robert Holland is Senior Fellow for Education Policy at the Heartland Institute in Chicago. He pens the following letter-to-the-editor in the Bradenton Herald: The Florida Department of Education’s proposed revisions to the so-called Common Core State Standards amount to a … Continue reading

Posted in EDUCATION, FLORIDA POLITICS | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Michelle Rhee’s Florida Rep Says No Parent Trigger This Year

From Gradebook’s Jeff Solochek: A national advocacy group that in recent years has pressured Florida lawmakers to adopt the controversial “parent trigger” school takeover plan will not push that initiative again in 2014. Instead, StudentsFirst will spend its political capital … Continue reading

Posted in EDUCATION, FLORIDA POLITICS | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in EDUCATION, FLORIDA POLITICS | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Koch Brothers-Funded PAC Attacking Florida Republican Senators Who Voted Against Parent Trigger

Florida’s charter school zealots vowed to go after the republican senators who voted against parent trigger earlier this year and are using the Koch brothers money to do it. The campaigns are targeted against Sen. Greg Evers (Milton), Sen. Nancy … Continue reading

Posted in EDUCATION, FLORIDA POLITICS | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Bush Foundation Snubs Florida Republican Senators Who Voted Against Parent Trigger

Sunshine State News chief legal correspondent Eric Giunta has become the go-to journalist when Jeb Bush’ Foundation for Excellence in Education (FEE) wants to get something out there. One only needs to consider his hit piece on the parent advocate … Continue reading

Posted in EDUCATION, FLORIDA POLITICS | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Michelle Rhee’s Pattern of Deceptive Marketing

Just day’s after PBS reporter John Merrow blew the door off Michelle Rhee’s cover-up of widespread cheating that occurred on her DC watch, she looked for a like-minded crowd of education reform partisans for comfort and affirmation. What better place … Continue reading

Posted in EDUCATION, FLORIDA POLITICS | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Parent Trigger’s Contradictory “Parent Notification” Provison Returns

Just hours after Parent Trigger’s defeat on the floor of the Florida Senate, Sen. Anitere Flores inserted one of its more troubling provisions  into a charter school bill. Leslie Postal of the Orlando Sentinel explains: About 2.5 hours after a tie … Continue reading

Posted in EDUCATION, FLORIDA POLITICS | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in EDUCATION, FLORIDA POLITICS | Tagged , , , , , , , | 6 Comments