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Debbie Mayfield’s Remarkable Opt-Out Bill Signals Further Decline of Jeb Bush’s Influence

From Tampa Bay Times reporter Jeffrey Solochek: State Rep. Debbie Mayfield, the Vero Beach Republican who made a mark last year by pushing to end the Common Core in Florida, wants to change that law. Mayfield filed a bill late … Continue reading

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Alachua County School Board Member: For-Profit Schools are Coming to Florida

In this morning’s Gainesville Sun, Alachua County School Board Member, Eileen Roy warns Floridians that state policymaker’s efforts are to privatize the state’s entire education system. Its quite a rebuke: Make no mistake, there is a determined, coordinated effort to … Continue reading

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The Chronicle of Philanthropy’s Strange Promotion of Billionaire and Hedge Funder Meddling in Education Policy

Is it still philanthropy if your donation money goes to starting your own school? Apparently so. From Robert Trigaux writing in the St. Petersburg Times: At first glance, the generosity of Florida’s top philanthropist in 2011 might suggest big givers … Continue reading

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Will Sketchy Voucher Results Bring Back the “Choice” Mantra Again in Florida?

From the Associated Press: TALLAHASSEE, Fla. —         A new report shows  little change in scores on national standardized tests for students in Florida’s  low-income voucher program. They attend private schools at taxpayer expense.

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