On the sate board of education where you won't find one true educator. There is the chair Gary Chartrand who is a grocer by trade and who has close ties to charter schools; John Padget the owner of a private equity investment firm, John Colon, a banker, Andy Tuck, a citrus grower, Marva Johnson a cable TV executive and finally Rebecca Fishman Lipsey currently a social impact director (a direct quote from the FLDOE website) who is a recent transplant from New York where she taught for two years as a Teach for America Teacher.
And now there is an opening and we must let Rick Scott know we want it filled by an educator. Send him a message here: http://www.flgov.com/contact-gov-scott/email-the-governor/
And just to back that up send a letter to your local paper to let them know how important it is too.