How Parent Trigger opponents claimed #parentempowerment as their own

StateImpact Florida- Florida parents start twitter war and win

Senate kills parent trigger bill in dramatic 20-20 vote

Miami Herald- Florida Senate kills parent trigger for second year

Parent Trigger Bill Leads To Debate About “Authentic Parents”

StateImpact Florida- Parent Trigger again moves through the Florida House

End school grades, a rigged plan backed by a failed leader

Orlando Sentinel- Guest column by Kathleen Oropeza

Lawsuit aims to increase education funding in Florida

Bradenton Herald- The latest update on the education lawsuit.

Parents flex muscles-and Twitter fingers- in Tallahassee, and they win

Miami Herald- It was one of the hardest-fought battles of the legislative session.

Florida Forward Conversations About the Future: Education Reform

Orlando Sentinel → Join us for a panel discussion about the future of education.

Community, teachers lament budget cuts in Manatee schools

Bradenton Herald → BRADENTON – Manatee County parent Christine Sket’s response to the recently approved school budget cuts went beyond surprise.

Parents sue state over education → SARASOTA – It’s stated in the Constitution that the State of Florida has a paramount duty to adequately fund a high quality education system. But does cut after cut equal high quality education? A group of parents is set to find out.

Years of cuts bring Florida schools to breaking point

May 15, 2011 | By Leslie Postal and Dave Weber, Orlando Sentinel →

Parents should prepare to speak up for schools facing millions in cuts

BY Amy Nowell, Daytona Beach News Journal →

Parents, teachers react to passage of merit pay bill

By Kelli Cook, CF News 13 / March 17, 2011 11:25 PM → One day after legislators passed a bill that would partially base a teacher’s salary on the results of their students’ standardized tests, parents and teachers are now speaking out.

Critics call teacher merit pay plan an unfunded mandate

Tuesday, 15 Mar 2011 / By Keith Landry, FoxNews → It’s a plan that could affect every classroom in Florida.

Fla. merit pay bill concerns educators, parents

MANATEE — Public outcry from Manatee County residents was heard from Bradenton to Tallahassee over a bill that focuses on merit-based pay for teachers.

End of Stimulus Hits Public Schools in Scott Plan

BY KATHLEEN HAUGHNEY THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA → Florida’s public schools and universities will take a more than $3 billion hit under the budget proposed Monday by Gov. Rick Scott, with public elementary through high school spending dropping by nearly $300 per student.

Scott plan would spark ‘massive layoffs’ and other pain, educators say

February 07, 2011|By Leslie Postal and Dave Weber, Orlando Sentinel → If Gov. Rick Scott’s proposed budget were to stand, Florida schools would suffer widespread layoffs and other devastating cutbacks, educators warned Monday.

Manatee County Schools must work to cut budget even further

Feb 8, 2011

Parents Group Worried Governor Will Cut Education Budget

February 7, 2011 → EUSTIS, Fla. — Florida Gov. Rick Scott is expected to unveil his first state budget in Eustis on Monday. He wants to cut $5 billion from the budget while also cutting taxes.

More thoughts on Rick Scott’s education budget

FEBRUARY 09, 2011 → Florida Gov. Rick Scott already has come under fire for proposing to slash public education funding just days after saying he wouldn’t do such a thing.