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Tag Archives: Patricia Levesque
Somehow you just knew the January announcement that former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice had been appointed chair of Jeb Bush’s Foundation for Excellence in Education meant that Bush would exploit Rice’s national security cred in his POTUS bid. He … Continue reading
Education policy junkies know that when they hear the words of Patricia Levesque, she is talking for her boss, former Florida governor Jeb Bush. Levesque is Bush’ top policy advisor for his two interchangeable non-profits – Foundation for Florida’s Future … Continue reading
Perhaps the top policy wonk for Jeb Bush’s education foundations feels she can flex her muscles as her boss is raking in so much cash for a presidential run. Patricia Levesque is back and acting as if every policy must be run … Continue reading
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
Writing in the Foundation for Excellence in Education web site, CEO Patricia Levesque completely ignored the expansion of Florida’s school voucher program and only focused on the portion of the bill which had bipartisan support. Anyone can be for school … Continue reading
Diane Ravitch links to a Florida League of Women Voters study which detailed much of what readers of this blog already know about the slimy, corrupt world of Florida’s charter school industry. Approximately one-third of charters are run by for-profit … Continue reading
Florida Senate Republicans Ignore Superintendents, Jeb Bush Abandons College Readiness in First Passage of New School Grade Bill
It comes as no surprise the republican-dominated Senate Education Committee didn’t listen to the recommendations of two school superintendents in passing through the new and improved school grade formula. Nor is it any surprise Jeb Bush’s mouthpiece finds it just swell. … Continue reading
Miami Dade superintendent Alberto Carvalho presented the case to the State Board of Education this week that implementation on Common Core in Florida is best done along with a pause in school grades. “So much has changed as far as … Continue reading
This week’s report that the Jacksonville Public Education Fund is proposing a new school grade formula marks the second time the think tank founded and financed by chairman of Florida’s board of education, Gary Chartrand, has flexed it’s muscles. In … Continue reading
H/T: Jeff Solochek Pensacola News Journal reporter Rhema Thompson reports on yesterday’s meeting between 30 state’s superintendents of schools and education commissioner Pam Stewart: ….district superintendents are reiterating the need for more time and presenting a list of other recommendations to … Continue reading