Tag Archives: School Choice

Not so fast, Betsy!

Betsy DeVos, President-elect Trump’s nominee to be Secretary of State, took a page from her new boss’ playbook and went directly to the people via Twitter about Common Core. Many of you are asking about Common Core. To clarify, I … Continue reading

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Janet Adkins Stunning Facebook Post Which Opens the Door for Opt-Out

  In a remarkable two days of Facebook back-and-forth with a handful of Florida parents regarding Florida’s new FSA tests, Fernandina Beach republican state senator Janet Adkins engaged with Sandy Stenoff, co-founder Opt-Out  Florida and Opt-Out Orlando and made the following comment: … Continue reading

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Michigan Charter School Board President Resigns Over Common Core

Brian Polet, board president of Eagle Crest Charter Academy in Holland, Michigan has resigned. Scathing Purple Musings has received permission to print his letter of resignation in its entirety: Dear Eagle Crest Charter Academy, National Heritage Academies, and Central Michigan University, … Continue reading

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Florida’s Failure to Fund Lawsuit Amended to Include Vouchers, Charter Schools

From Orlando Sentinel reporter Leslie Postal: A sweeping lawsuit that argues Florida failed to adequately fund its public education system should be amended so that the state’s support of voucher programs and charter schools can also be challenged, attorneys for … Continue reading

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Florida Teachers Union Urges Scott to Veto Voucher Expansion Bill

Governor Rick Scott saw what happened to Charlie Crist when he vetoed SB6, republicans first attempt at imposing a test-based teacher evaluation bill. There’s no chance Scott will veto voucher expansion. But the FEA is doing the right thing by … Continue reading

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Vouchers and Charter Schools Have Cost One Florida District $70 Million

While the school choice crowd says that public school budgets aren’t affected – even a little bit – by Jeb Bush’s privatizations schemes. The superintendent of on the state’s sixth largest districts begs to differ. Writes Jacksonville Times-Union reporter Denise … Continue reading

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On Voucher Expansion, “Floridians Will Pay For the Legislature’s Sins For Years”

While the propaganda campaign is already underway by Step Up for Students to advance that narrative that more people are for voucher expansion than there really are, the editors of the Tampa Bay Times Extending private school tuition vouchers to … Continue reading

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Jeb Bush’s “Seperate-But-Unequal Educational Choice System”

Scathing Purple Musings won’t have to add much to Tom Romano’s take-down in the Tampa Bay Times of legislation which expanded Florida’s school voucher system. Students, teachers and administrators are seemingly held captive by standardized tests in public schools, and yet tax … Continue reading

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Gainesville Sun: Lawmakers Need to Be Honest About Voucher Program

From the editors of the Gainesville Sun: Lawmakers still haven’t addressed the fact that voucher recipients aren’t required to take the same standardized tests as public-school students. Private schools that receive vouchers are also exempt from state standards such as … Continue reading

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What Charter Schools USA CEO Jonathan Hage Knows That Floridians Don’t

From Orlando Sentinel reporter Lauren Roth: Charter Schools USA isn’t waiting for a judge to decide if it can open a disputed school in Orange County. Construction already has begun. “They have already invested in some construction of a facility,” … Continue reading

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