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…


Keep speaking out against DeVos: Murkowski & Collins are voting NO, we just need a few more!

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Your voices are making a difference!  Keep writing, calling & Tweeting!  Betsy DeVos, U.S. Ed Secretary nominee was barely voted out of the H.E.L.P. Committee 12-11 after Chair Lamar Alexander bent the rules, silenced debate, and forced the committee to vote twice on Tuesday (1.31.17) to secure a favorable outcome for DeVos. It was an…


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…