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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Is anybody else sick of Jeb Bush?

Jeb Bush who has compared my profession to doing yard work and to buying milk sent me and the rest of Florida’s teachers a thank you note today. Apparently our 4th graders did well on this test or that and he wants to thank us and at the same time take some credit for it. All those standardized tests and draconian teacher evaluations must be working right? It doesn’t matter to him and his followers that his Florida miracle has been debunked over and over again.

The truth is Jeb Bush has been terrible for education in Florida and his reforms have set us back. He has taken every opportunity possible to demonize teachers and enact policies that either privatize our schools, stifle teaching or that kneecap the teaching profession and if he really wants to thank us the best way he can do so is by going away and then staying away.

Mr. Bush we are succeeding in spite of you, not because of you.

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