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Paula Dockery Assails Republican Legislature For Blocking the Class Size Amendment

Calling it a “citizens initiative,” former for republican state senator Paula Dockery criticized the republican-dominated legislature for it’s “stonewalling” amendments voted on by taxpayers. Dockery said this in the Lakeland Ledger: When attempts to place the “reducing class size” amendment … Continue reading

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Florida’s “Reckless” Policy Driven By “Education Elites” and the “Paid to Advocate”

Former Florida republican senator and one-time gubernatorial candidate Paula Dockery has never been part of the merry education reform bandwagon the vast majority of her state colleagues jumped on just because Jeb Bush said. Much of her post-legislative days have … Continue reading

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Dispatching the Al Lawson-Step Up For Students Smear of Paula Dockery

Former Florida senator turned education privatization super-lobbyist Al Lawson took his turn at mischaracterizing opponents of the Florida voucher expansion scheme that would enrich the executives who run it. To do so, he needed to misrepresent the words of a … Continue reading

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Paula Dockery Blasts Florida’s Twisted Education Leadership Structure

Former republican state senator Paula Dockery is now an influential syndicated columnist. In this morning’s Lakeland Ledger, she weighs in on the Bennett Scandal and points out  that Florida’s educational leadership structure is problematic: Bennett resigned four days after the AP … Continue reading

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Suggestion for Florida’s Education Policy Makers – “Living By the Same Accountability Mantra They Preach to Others”

A second widely read columnist picked up their pen today and pummeled Florida’s “test-obsessed” accountability system and the policy-makers who drive it. Writing in the Orlando Sentinel, Scott Maxwell dishes out his typical brand of clever acerbity and gives out his … Continue reading

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Rick Scott Robbed Peter to Pay Paul to Get JD Alexander His University

UPDATE after the bump (10:35 AM central – Saturday) USF Poly Tech is in Senator Paula Dockery’s home town. From the start, Dockery knew that JD Alexander’s desire for an independent Poly Tech was a bad idea. But Dockery must be … Continue reading

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The Clock Begin Ticking on USF Poly Split, Dockery Asks Scott to Visit the Campus

Florida Governor Rick Scott has until April 21 to sign SB 1944. Within a letter Senator Paula Dockery sent to Scott recommending he visit the campus are some facts that many Floridians don’t know about the existing school: Dockery sent … Continue reading

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The Morning After Defeating Florida’s Parent Trigger Bill

Lakeland republican senator Paula Dockery knew who the 20th vote was which would defeat parent trigger legislation in Florida. She said the evening before that the vote was 20-20. Opponents of the bill didn’t know who it was. But then … Continue reading

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Parent Trigger Bill Reaches the End Game in Florida Senate Tomorrow Morning

UPDATE: (Correcting my speculative comments)   The bill will be going back to JD Alexander’s budget committee – not the PreK-12 budget committee. It will most certainly pass out of this committee after tomorrow morning’s meeting and reach the floor early … Continue reading

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Rick Scott’s “Governed Very Differently Than What He Campaigned On”

 Lakeland republican senator Paula Dockery dropped her gubernatorial bid when she realized she couldn’t compete with Rick Scott’s money. Nonetheless, she served on his transition team after Scott’s victory over Alex Sink. In today’s Orlando Sentinel story by Aaron Deslatte, … Continue reading

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