Tag Archives: Step Up For Students

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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Step Up for Students Touts Pro-Charter School Study Financed by Walmart and Charter Schools USA Boss

With it’s last five of its last six posts written in support of the for-profit charter school industry and fresh off its weekend effort to smear a local school board who rejected them, Step Up for Students’ blog, redefinED no … Continue reading

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Step Up for Students Misquotes Broward SB Member in Pro-Charter School Propaganda Hit Job

The Step Up for Students employees who write for their redefinED blog usually don’t  take quotes out of context to engage in political hackery, but they have now. Lets track the anatomy of a social media hit. At 630 AM this … Continue reading

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So Florida’s Voucher Program is Costing Taxpayers After All

The political arm of Florida’s voucher program have long scoffed at the idea that it’s program, the Florida Tax Credit Scholarship Program, didn’t take money away from public schools. Maybe not directly, but Rick Scott’s recent proposal to increase property … Continue reading

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Subtle Identity Politics of the School Choice Movement on Super Bowl Sunday

The school voucher movement’s political and propaganda arm is at work today. Step Up for Students is touting via twitter a TV advertisement by Hispanic CREO that will appear in Florida during today’s broadcast of the Super Bowl: MIAMI, FLA. – … Continue reading

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Step Up For Students Demonizes Florida School Boards – Assault on Local Control Continues

In pumping up former Florida senator John McCay’s supporting piece for vouchers in this morning’s Bradenton Herald, Step Up for Students executive Ron Matus tweeted: All #Florida parents should worry about @FloridaEA@FLSchoolBoards attack on #schoolchoice Step Up for Students is the … Continue reading

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How Step Up For Students’ Numbers Serve As An Indictment of Rick Scott

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

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Step Up For Students’ Shameless False Narrative on SB 850 Lawsuit

None of the hacks from Step Up for Students put their name on this morning’s post regarding a group of special needs children’s parents who are “taking on” the Florida Education Association for filing a lawsuit against SB 850. Obviously … Continue reading

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The End to Step Up for Students Lobbying and Political Activity With Taxpayer Money: Not Exactly

Journalist turned Step Up for Students  (SUFS) executive Ron Matus is touting that they already have “started” applications for over 100,000 students for Florida’s tax credit scholarship voucher system.  Some sketchy counting got them in hot water during the last legislative session, … Continue reading

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Did Step Up for Students Buy Florida Voucher Expansion?

At some point, the Republican-dominated Florida senate was going to be able to impose their will on expanding Florida’s voucher system. Few legislators have fought against what’s now become a clear effort by Republican lawmakers to eliminate public schools as … Continue reading

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