Budget disgrace: 1% to public ed is unacceptable

The Budget Conference met this weekend and by 9:20 pm Sunday evening, discussions hit a wall over everything but shaving their meager per pupil funding increase from 2% to  1% to be funded from general revenue, not another property tax increase as Governor Scott proposed.  This is an election year rejection of a craven pattern…

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The charter war on school board authority

Something nasty is going on in the 2016 Florida Legislature.  “Reform” minded politicians; aided by wealthy charter lobbyists, the Koch Brothers, voucher proponents and Jeb’s Foundations have declared war on the constitutional authority of school Boards. Unable to stomach any opposing view, they’d rather write and pass legislation to rig the game than play within the parameters…

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SB 468: Coding is not a foreign language

Take action today!  Computer Coding is not a foreign language!  SB 468 by former Yahoo! executive, Senator Jeremy Ring makes computer coding equal to foreign language studies.   This bill  does one thing: it sets up a lucrative market for vendors eager to sell coding courses. Florida already allows computer science to count toward high school science…

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