Advocates “bugging” lawmakers about elected Comm. of Ed believe voters deserve a “choice”

Take action today! Demand that the Florida House and Senate pass HJR 767/SJR 942! Let’s have some “choice” in politics and let voters elect their own Commissioner of Education. Florida Politics recently reported that public education advocates are “bugging” lawmakers to return to an elected commissioner of education. Isn’t that our job? Here’s the story: A group…

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Dockery: Thanks to Florida’s teachers

by: Paula Dockery, Tampa Bay Times January 21, 2016 Here’s my message to Florida’s 180,000 public school teachers: Thank you. Thank you for your dedication. Thank you for your professionalism. Thank you for your long days of teaching and your long nights of grading papers and preparing for the next day’s lessons. We don’t appreciate…

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FL teachers have had enough – rally sends message to lawmakers

Two thousand teachers, led by the Florida Educators Association, rallied in Tallahassee  on Thursday to protest Florida’s test and punish A-F Accountability system. This is the latest expression of a growing public rejection of nearly two decades of politically motivated, profit-driven education “reform.” Under current laws, high-stakes testing dominates the Florida classroom. K-8 Curriculum has been…

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Legislators, Comm. Stewart cry foul over their own “Schools of Choice” double standard

  Regarding the Class Size Amendment, Florida legislators have worked double-time to subvert the will of the people who voted twice for the initiative. They’ve written legislation to ease class size restrictions specifically for charter schools to allow school wide averages for calculations.  They’ve excluded elective courses from class size. The net result is two…

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