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Rick Scott’s Charter School Slush Fund(s)

Florida TaxWatch is a reliable tool of the state republican establishment and all things charter school, but they don’t falsify numbers. So let’s take a look at FTW’s review of Rick Scott’s proposal for education facility projects: Fixed Capital Outlay – … Continue reading

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Congressional Democrats Have No Idea What’s Been Happening to the Nation’s Schools

I reported here yesterday that Rob Bishop (R-Ut) introduced what the Heritage Foundation called the A-Plus Bill which would directly give states the opt-out on NCLB. The House Education and the  Workforce Committee passed something similar yesterday. HR 2445 – … Continue reading

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Rick Scott’s $400 million Slush Fund

With all the cuts to education, pensions to state workers and who knows what else, word comes that the Republican legislature is all set to give the new Governor control of $426 million that once went to “affordable housing, tourism … Continue reading

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