Amendment 8 is a Catch-22

Amendment 8 should come with one of those endless TV disclaimers. Both sides are gearing up, spending big bucks and are fully convinced that they are “right.” Just as they did with the Lottery, the Florida legislature has manipulated the voters of this state. School Boards against teachers’ unions, high school parents against elementary school…

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Are You Registered to Vote?

Are you registered to vote? Is every adult in your family registered? The closing date for voter registration is October 4th. Register today. Now is the time to make sure your voter registration reflects your correct address. Check your current voting status here. Public Education in Florida is in crisis. You must vote. It’s no…

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Welcome Back!

The start of a new school year is an exciting time. We have some good news to report and some hard work ahead of us. First the good news: FundEducationNow.org is a plaintiff in a lawsuit that charges that the legislature is not meeting its paramount duty as stated in Article IX, section 1 of…

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2010 Legislative Recap

Session ended two weeks ago and Governor Crist signed the budget on Friday.  He vetoed just under $500M and is still evaluating individual bills.  Following is a recap of the important Education Bills.  In the weeks ahead we will look at individual lawmakers, their voting records and the elections in November.  Keep your eye on…

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Historic Parent Coalition Asks Governor for Veto

We need your help right now. In a bold and historic move, every significant education advocacy group, including the Florida PTA, SupportDadeSchools.net and 50th No More, has signed on to stand in collective opposition against House Conforming Bill 5101.  Conforming bills exist to highlight the details of a budget.  Today we are grateful to a leading…

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You Made the Difference this Session

You made a difference during this legislative session.  Hundreds of thousands of calls, letters and emails made an impact.  Your voices inspired Governor Crist to action.  Because of your effort, he vetoed Senate Bill 6.  That’s huge. What’s more important is that we did this together. We are a state-wide alliance of advocacy groups that…

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A Devious Plan to Crush Education in Florida

Our kids and teachers need us now more than ever.  Senate Bill 6 and House Bill 7189 will destroy any chance we have of attracting and keeping the best and brightest teachers for our kids. SB 6 sponsored by Sen. John Thrasher, Republican Party Chairman, has passed the Senate. HB 7189 passed its first committee…

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