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After staging a hissy-fit about Charlie Crist’s fan before last night’s debate even began, Rick Scott made another false counter attack about Crist’s education record. From Lauren Caroll and Amy Sherman for PolitiFact: At an Oct. 15 debate between the candidates — … Continue reading
Imagine Charter Schools boss Dennis Bakke was one of three charter school executives named to Rick Scott’s education transition team in 2010. The make-up of Scott’s team signaled that Scott was going nuclear on public schools. Only one representative of public … Continue reading
The well-compensated executives of Step Up For Students, the administrators of Florida’s voucher program, are rooting for Florida republican governor Rick Scott to re-elected. Their propaganda arm, the website redefinED, never stops churning out warm and fuzzy pieces intended to reaffirm … Continue reading
Outgoing Florida District Administrator Rips Test-Dominated Accountability System as “Reckless” and “Not Good For Children”
From Jeffrey Solochek in the Tampa Bay Times: In resigning from Pasco County schools, outgoing assistant superintendent Amelia Larson submitted a three-page letter to the superintendent and School Board chairwoman detailing her passion for education and her strong concerns about … Continue reading
It’s not that Florida’s local school boards haven’t tried before. But to feel Florida’s republican legislative body will help – if they just listen – that they will take action before the state’s schools plunge into chaos when public … 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
Writes columnist Scott Maxwell in the Orlando Sentinel: Get ready, parents. There’s a good chance you will soon be told your schools stink.. Almost all of them. Even the best ones. We’re talking rampant F- and D-rated schools throughout the … Continue reading
Florida’s school districts continue their revolt against Rick Scott and Jeb Bush’s education model. The Lake County School Board added their district to that growing list, but took the remarkable step of doing away with provisions of Rick Scott’s signature teacher … Continue reading
In a 6pm press release from FairTest: SAT scores for the nation’s high school seniors continue to stagnate according to data being released on Tuesday by the test’s sponsor, the College Board. Overall SAT averages have dropped by 21 points … Continue reading
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