Solutions that don’t break the bank, reinvent the wheel or marginalize our teachers are within our grasp. We could have rigorous classes, safe and disciplined schools and treat teachers like valued colleagues rather than easily replaceable cogs, and we could do so tomorrow if we wanted. Disclaimer, this is an opinion and commentary site and should not be confused as a news site, and you should know that quite often people may disagree with the opinions posted herein.
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Thursday, June 15, 2017
Floridians aren't led they are ruled
From the Times Union “This bill, which faced bipartisan opposition in the State Senate, has the potential to devastate Florida’s public education system,” wrote State Senator Gary Farmer in a letter Tuesday to Scott.
“This dreadful piece of legislation, if signed into law, would dramatically reduce the ability of school districts across the state to devote resources towards improving our public education.”
He noted that the bill’s 278-pae amendment includes some measures that never were discussed or debated in the state Senate.
“This bill is a textbook example of a failure in government transparency,” he wrote. He’s a Broward County Democrat on the Senate’s Education Committee.
House Bill 70160 was cobbled together is secrecy between three men, Floridians did not get to debate or present evidence either and at least one of these men stands to benefit directly from legislation he introduced.
Also from the Times Union
Scott said he will sign the bill at 3:45 p.m. at a private school in Orlando because it increases school choice options for parents. The legislation was a top priority for House Speaker Richard Corcoran, whose wife runs a charter school in Pasco County.
Um what the $%#@ his wife runs a charter school which will be the beneficiary of more public dollars. He was allowed to vote for this train wreck of a bill as was a half dozen or so other legislators who likewise work for or who have direct ties to charter schools and where this may be legal in Floriduh it sure as heck isn't decent.
This is not about a difference in opinion about policy, this is about the theft of democracy from the people of Florida. Class size, medical marijuana , land conservation have all been approved by the people of Florida but likewise these measures have ether been gutted, twisted or at best partially implemented.then this bill crafted in the dead of night on the last day of the session by three men, who have all shown a disdain toward public schools is the biggest travesty of all. We are not led by Tallahassee we are ruled by them and I for one have had enough.