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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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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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Step Up for Students Delivers Astroturf Campaign Ahead of Civil Rights Event

NAACP Florida Conference President Adora Obi-Nweze was critical of Florida’s school voucher program in a WMNF story about next week’s Moral Monday event when he said “it’s very critical that we get a high quality education for our children. The dollars … Continue reading

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Marco Rubio’s Flip-Flop on Education

The republican establishment in Washington and every state capital talks education policy in an echo chamber. Bobby Jindal’s now struck down state-wide voucher bill was seen as a  righteous holy crusade. Mitt Romney ran on vouchers. Jeb Bush made a gushing … Continue reading

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Why Expanding Vouchers is an Unconscionable Act

Florida House speaker-in waiting told St. Petersburg Times education reporter, Jeffrey Solochek last week that he had plans to expand the corporate tax credit. Jacksonville parent Julie G. Delegal has been an obsever of the state’s reform efforts for some time. She … Continue reading

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Will Sketchy Voucher Results Bring Back the “Choice” Mantra Again in Florida?

From the Associated Press: TALLAHASSEE, Fla. —         A new report shows  little change in scores on national standardized tests for students in Florida’s  low-income voucher program. They attend private schools at taxpayer expense.

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Jeff Miller (FL#1) Slams Senate Dems for Using Military Pay as a Tool in Budget Showdown

From Jeff Miller’s weekly news letter: This week was supposed to be all about the long-term budget for the United States.  Tuesday, House Republicans proposed a fiscal year 2012 budget resolution that would cut federal spending by more than $6 … Continue reading

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