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How Two Wealthy Floridians Spent $2 Million During the 2014 Cycle to Control Education Legislation

On Friday Step Up for Students blog, redefinED, published a story about this year’s bill from the Florida House which SUFS writer Travis Pillow describes as a “funding” and  “accountability’ bill: Florida charter schools could face more scrutiny from school districts, … Continue reading

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Charter Schools USA Founder Won’t Put His Own Children in His Own Schools

Writes Coral Springs Talk reporter Sharon Aron Baron: Imagine your neighbor owns a Ford dealership, however not only will he not drive a Ford, none his family will either, preferring to drive BMW’s. Now imagine this: the state is giving … Continue reading

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Charter Schools USA F School Does TV Spot, Fails to Mention Grade

From Tampa Bay Times reporter Marlene Skokol: TAMPA — Woodmont Charter School, an F-rated elementary and middle school, is advertising on television for more students. The 30-second cable spot shows children listening attentively, raising their hands, working on computers and … Continue reading

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The Big Money Driving Online Higher Education in Florida

UPDATE: All information for campaign finance comes from the Florida Division of Elections website. Florida House Speaker Rep.  Will Weatherford (R-Wesley Chapel) tweeted the following message this morning: I agree with @JebBush: online learning is the future of higher education! I’ll … Continue reading

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Last Minute RPOF and Charter School Cash Coming in to Defeat Dade Republican Libby Perez in Primary Race

It’s clear that for-profit charter schools are putting last-minute cash into the campaign coffers of chosen candidates. Another case in point is republican Libby Perez in her bid to win Tuesday’s  race against incumbent Rep. Jeanette Nunez. Have the powers even chosen  … Continue reading

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How the Koch Brothers and Charter Schools USA Filter Campaign Cash to Florida’s Republican Legislators

A remarkable story from Miami Herald reporter Mary Ellen Klas was published last night which traced the money trail that fuels the candidacies of state republican legislators. Legal under campaign financing laws, the Republican Party of Florida takes in donations and passes it on to … Continue reading

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Cuts for Education, but a New Agency for Business Interests and a Cozy Little Slush Find for the Gov

With news of school budget cuts in the news, Governor Rick Scott created a new state agency to promote business interests: Gov. Rick Scott signed a bill Tuesday creating a new state agency. SB 2156 was a priority of Scott’s … Continue reading

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The RPOF’s Attempt to Rehablitate Rick Scott

On their Facebook page this morning, the Republican Party of Florida applied this spin to Rick Scott’s first six months in office: Gov. Scott is following the steps of economic success stories who were able to reduce government waste, empower … Continue reading

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