Dark Cloud Looms Over the Sunshine State

On March 8th Florida’s Legislative session opens under the dark cloud of Governor Scott’s proposed $3.3 Billion dollar cut to public education. There should be no cuts to education, period. Article IX, section 1 of the Florida Constitution says providing and funding a high-quality system of public education is the legislature’s paramount duty. What does…

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Stop Governor Scott’s Cuts to Classrooms

Governor Scott’s proposed cut to public education is $3.3 Billion dollars.  This is catastrophic.  His plan will cause massive teacher layoffs, school closings and the elimination of all but the most basic core courses.  Worst of all, our children will be very badly hurt. Click here to sign our petition and urge House and Senate leaders “Do not…

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Florida Still Needs Us

Thank you for standing tall. Thank you for voting and urging your friends and family to participate in the democratic process. As education advocates, we knew that this was going to be a tremendous challenge. The elections are over. 53% of the Florida voters showed up to the fight. 47% decided that their voices didn’t…

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Vote Today

Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote.   -George Jean Nathan Today is Election Day.  Please forward this to your friends and family who still need to vote. If you have not voted, this is for you. Apathy is a killer. Letting opponents of high-quality public education slip into office due…

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Early Voting Ends Saturday

Saturday, October 30th is your last day to vote early.   Next Tuesday, November 2nd, is Election Day. You cannot sit this one out.  Our kids cannot afford it.  Legislators control every part of our children’s school lives from curriculum to testing.  Their intrusive policies and partisan agendas wind up on our kitchen tables.  Their actions…

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Education: A Litmus Test for Leadership

Choice:  That’s a big buzz-word when it comes to public education in Florida.  When it comes to the Governors’ race, voters face a choice of the highest magnitude.  This race has sparked national debate and fueled speculation about Rick Scott and Alex Sink, two candidates with very different ideas.  As parents and advocates, we experience…

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Early Voting Begins October 18th

October 18th is the first day of Early Voting.  If you are reading this, you can vote today.  Make the time.  Your voice must be heard during this critical election.   None of us can afford to “sit this one out and see what happens.”   From the Governor’s race down, too much is at stake. Early…

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Fair Districts: Florida’s Best Chance

Fair Districts Amendments 5 & 6 are Florida’s chance to tell legislators to “check their party at the door,” and get back to the honor and dignity of representing us, the voters. These two amendments stop lawmakers, regardless of party, from gerrymandering districts to favor themselves.  Year after year, significant numbers of incumbents run unopposed. …

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Be an Educated Voter

Join us. Become an Educated Voter. Fund Education Now has created an easy-to-use tool on our website that includes an Education Report Card based on incumbent’s voting records, links to the candidate’s campaign contributions, top funding sources by industry and positions on education. View it here. We each have one vote. Our kids desperately need…

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