Don’t reward Jason Fischer’s terrible performance as a school board member with a ticket to Tallahassee.
Jason Fischer had a love for soil and water before he loved education as he ran for a position on the soil and water board before he ran for the school board.
When he ran for school board he misidentified himself as both a veteran of the navy and as an engineer. He is neither. Unfortunately for Duval he road an endorsement from Jeb Bush to Prudential drive.
In 2014 shortly after his second year on the board he announced his run for the state house, you know because in just two years he learned all he needed to and accomplished all that he could.
Then this past July he quit some five months before his term would have ended and I can’t really be mad at him for that as it is the best thing he did while on the board. Though I think it does show how dedicated he really was to our children which isn’t very.
Then while on the board the district brought in the disastrous, controversial and universally reviled Engage NY curriculum.
He also took thousands of dollars from charter schools whose schools he pushed and a job from John Kirtley who is the state’s leading pusher of vouchers. Vouchers divert over six hundred million dollars to mostly religious schools which have practically no over site either financially or academically. About a hundred teach creationism as science.
All this means that instead of working to better our schools he has been paid to dismantle them.
If that isn't enough.
He also filmed a commercial in a school which goes against district policy.
He made an issue of transsexual students using the bathroom they identify with despite not having an issue with the policy for years.
His financial donors were behind a scandal, releasing texts that Connie Hall said about the superintendent which needlessly divided and distracted the board.
He pushed the schools of districts 4 and 5 to make changes their representatives and many of their families felt would negatively impact them.
He showed that he is a hypocrite’s hypocrite on more than one occasion.
He threw a tantrum and threatened legal action when he didn’t get his way.
He voted to drop out of the school board association which Ashley Smith Juarez pointed out pays us back tenfold.
He said he would not be swayed by data.
Other school board members would point out how clueless he was.
As a sitting school board member he endorsed other SB candidates, something that had never happened before.
Is this who you want representing you in Tallahassee? A snake oil salesman only interested in self advancement?
Mandarin you made one terrible mistake electing this guy, don’t make the same mistake again.