HB 7055 Budget flimflam- Secret House/Senate horsetrading begins

HB 7055, Speaker Richard Corcoran’s controversial Bully-voucherizing, charter-expanding, school-board-eroding, teacher-union- destroying, buried-in-the-House-budget train hit the brick wall of the Florida Senate this past Thursday. Earlier in the day the House passed its budget, HB 5001, which stipulates that any school funding is contingent on passage of HB 7055: HB 5001,Page 20, SA 92 AID TO LOCAL…

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CRC votes NO to stripping school board salaries

The Florida Constitution Revision Commission Education Committee voted down the highly unpopular proposal by Erika Donalds to strip school boards of their salaries. Donalds, a sitting school board member in Collier County who was appointed to the CRC by Speaker Richard Corcoran, has distinguished herself as being opposed to the constitutional structure of elected school…

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CRC dumpster fire: Ed proposals advance to vote

Tomorrow the Florida Constitution Review Commission meets to vote on several public education issues.  The commission, which meets every twenty years, is comprised of GOP political appointees who have the power to propose and place changes to the constitution on the ballot. Florida is the only state that uses a non-elected committee to change its…

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