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Another Rick Scott Lie About Charlie Crist’s Education Record

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

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A Fool’s Errand: Talking to Florida Republican Legislators About Testing

  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

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Will Lake County Schools Say No to Rick Scott’s Value Added Model Along With School Grades?

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

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“There is school choice and there is the destruction of public education choice”

A teacher and candidate for Marion School Board, Diane Schrier writes in the Ocala Star Banner: Marion County has been lucky so far, as we’ve managed to be able to keep out most of these organizations (for-profit charter schools) through … Continue reading

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Has Top FLDOE Numbers Cruncher Changed Her Tune On VAM?

The Florida Department of Education vigorously opposed the release of controversial VAM data. FlaglerLive quotes chief of staff Kathy Hebda on the release: Monday, the Department of Education released masses of data in compliance with the court order, but it … Continue reading

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VAM Part of the “Systemic Dismantling of a Teachers Worth”

The fall-out over the court-ordered release of VAM scores belonging to Florida teachers is just beginning. Joseph E. Joyner, the superintendent of schools in St. Johns County where the state’s best VAM scores came from, wasn’t doing an end zone dance. … Continue reading

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There’s Political Peril in Today’s Release of Florida VAM Scores

From the Tampa Tribune: After a lengthy legal battle with a Florida newspaper, the Florida Department of Education released thousands of public school teachers’ individual value-added evaluation scores today. The scores are from teachers’ evaluations during the 2011-12 and 2012-13 … Continue reading

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Charlie Crist At-Odds With State Democrats on Charter School Policy

From Matt Dixon in the Florida Times-Union: An opinion on charter-school funding by then-Republican Attorney General Charlie Crist is at odds with a portion of the Democratic base whose help he now needs to become the next governor. Crist’s 2004 … Continue reading

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How Come Florida Legislators Aren’t Talking About VAM and Merit Pay?

Miami-Dade superintendent Alberto Carvalho made  the pitch to the state board of education last week that Florida must pause its multiple accountability systems: Carvalho said the proposal would make it clear which schools and districts were performing well and which … Continue reading

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Rick Scott’s Common Core Political Problems

Education commissioner Pam Stewart has provided much-needed calm in Florida’s education universe. Rick Scott probably wishes he had her in place all along instead of ideologues Gerard Robinson and Tony Bennett. But Scott would probably admit that those were the … Continue reading

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