PCS for CS/HB 51: School Board Term Limits & Alternate Charter Authorizer Requires Two Constitutional Amendments!

Letter sent to House Education and Employment Committee members and select legislators:   PCS for CS/HB 51: School Board Term Limits & Alternate Charter Authorizer Requires Two Constitutional Amendments! PCS for CS/HB 51 is up in House Education and Employment tomorrow. Please consider the following, as you face debate and votes on PCS for CS/HB…

SB1028: Marie-Claire Leman New Charter School Authorizer unconstitutional, circumvents school boards

On April 8, 2021, Marie-Claire Leman, public school advocate and associate of Fund Education Now testified in the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Education against the unconstitutional intent of SB 1028. For the fourth time in as many years, Florida politicians seek to strip School Boards of their Constitutional Authority to approve and supervise district Charter Schools. SB 1028,…

Take Action: SB1028 Alternate Charter Authorizer unconstitutional attack on public schools

Use your voice to oppose SB 1028, Alternate Charter School Authorizer, which harms public schools, on the agenda tomorrow, Thursday, (4.8.21), in Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Education. For the fourth time in as many years, Florida politicians seek to strip School Boards of their Constitutional Authority to approve and supervise district Charter Schools. SB 1028,…

FL SB 7070: Marie-Claire Leman lauds bill for testing relief, suggests improvements

Public Education Advocate and Fund Education Now associate Marie-Claire Leman testified largely in support of SB 7070 , Impact of COVID-19 on Educational Institutions, at today’s Senate Education Committee, which provides relief from the punitive measures associated with high stakes testing.  SB 7070 expands on the success of Sen. Perry Thurston’s similar SB 886, COVID-19…

FL SB 86: Marie-Claire Leman testifies against limiting Bright Futures & attack on educational freedom

Marie-Claire Leman, a Leon County public school parent and Fund Education Now associate testified this week in the Senate Education Committee against SB86 by Dennis Baxley which seeks to limit the types of degrees Bright Futures Scholarship recipients can earn. SB86 doesn’t even list which degrees the swill not lead to to jobs. The Senate…