Read up: Legislative terms you need to know!

Words matter. And when it comes to the Florida Legislature terminology and acronyms may matter more. When the testing bill was recently TP’d (temporarily postponed) some weren’t sure what that meant. Check out this handy list of legislative terms and acronyms prepared by the Florida Senate and look at this glossary of education “reform”/privatization terms. Read up.…

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FL Testing bills: Jeb increases student suffering while Sen. Montford dials back damage

  Two testing bills are central to Florida’s downward spiral defense of its crumbling A-F School Accountability scheme. No discussion of these bills is complete without first acknowledging that the Florida’s high stakes testing experiment should be replaced. Despite this, legislators and lobbyists strive mightily to “fix” what clearly should be abandoned. HB1249 /SB964 by Sen. Bill Montford…

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Shuttered ‘choice’ school: Where’s the accountability?

by Scott Maxwell | The Orlando Sentinel | February 28, 2017 Last month, the Sentinel reported revolting accusations aimed at a local school for special-needs students. Administrators of the private school — funded largely through Florida’s school-voucher programs and Medicaid reimbursements — were accused of defrauding taxpayers out of more than $4 million. Parents said the…

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