Tag Archives: SUFS

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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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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Florida PTA: The Boogeyman Who Torments Step Up for Students

During last year’s run-up to another failed parent trigger bid, House sponsor Rep. Carlos Trujillo attempted to marginalize PTA opponents of his bill as “there to bake cookies.” Trujillo’s problem – and that of shaky voucher administrator Step Up for … Continue reading

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Step Up For Students Finds That Waiting List After All

Two hours after Scathing Purple Musings pointed out that the administrative agent for Florida’s voucher system, Step Up for Students, did not really have a waiting list that Rep. Erik Fresen has been telling everybody about, SUFS CEO Doug Tuthill … Continue reading

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Why Voucher Expansion Really Died in the Florida Senate

The following is Bob Sikes’ Context Florida piece that was published on March 24. Sen. Bill Galvano, R-Bradenton, explained away the withdrawal of his Senate version of voucher expansion with “there just wasn’t enough time to develop accountability provisions that … Continue reading

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