Education nominee DeVos has deep Florida ties

by Leslie Postal & Beth Kassab | January 29, 2017| The Orlando Sentinel  Three years ago, a race for the Volusia County School Board – typically a low-key, low-budget affair – got an unusual infusion of money, including $1,000 from a billionaire in Michigan. That check was sent by Betsy DeVos, now President Donald Trump‘s…

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FL Speaker’s voucher suit meltdown linked to “Reform” endgame – Opt out of Public Ed, take a low-$ tax-funded debit card, pay the difference

By now, many know that Florida Speaker Richard Corcoran bitterly lectured newly installed house members regarding his contempt for the teachers union, calling it “downright evil.” Corcoran spent inordinate time focused on a lawsuit filed by the Florida Educators Association challenging the state’s private school voucher program. It was a miserable spectacle watching Corcoran call public…

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Pending Electoral College vote casts doubt

The Electoral College is getting more attention than ever. There’s much speculation over how the electors will vote and it’s clear that many people are uncertain about how this process works. Prior to the general election, each party with a presidential candidate creates its preferred list of Electoral College members. The number of members in each state is based on…

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