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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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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Advocates “bugging” lawmakers about elected Comm. of Ed believe voters deserve a “choice”

Take action today! Demand that the Florida House and Senate pass HJR 767/SJR 942! Let’s have some “choice” in politics and let voters elect their own Commissioner of Education. Florida Politics recently reported that public education advocates are “bugging” lawmakers to return to an elected commissioner of education. Isn’t that our job? Here’s the story: A group…

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