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Friday, February 22, 2013

Just who wants the Parent Trigger again?

Apparently just the republicans in the Florida legislature, Jeb Bush and charter school operators who are salivating at the prospect of a free school. Since this is the case it shows the hypocrisy of the situation.

Why? Look who has come out against it.

Teachers and their representatives, the democrats in the Florida legislature, the civil rights organizations the NAACP and the LULAC and they have been joined by the PTA, SOS, Fund Education Now and several other parents groups.

Jeb Bush’s response, parents should have lots of choices as long as they choose what I am offering.

Only in Florida can a bill be so reviled by all the stakeholders have a better than good chance of passing.

It is not the interests of parents and children that the state legislature is concerned with but the pocketbooks of charter school operators and their own campaign accounts.

1 comment:

  1. Find your Senator and send him/her a message.


    Dear Senator,

    We understand that Sen. Kelli Stargel, R-Lakeland, filed SB 862 last week and that it is similar to the final version of last year's failed SB 1718.

    We have heard you speak and profess to be in support of public schools and public school communities. If this is the case, you must be aware that parents don't want this, teachers don't want this, students don't want this, and even independent charter school operators don't want this. As far as we can tell, only certain legislators and corporate charter school entities want this.

    Our schools are not for sale!

    We expect you to protect them from hostile takeovers. We implore you to oppose SB 862 and/or any form of a Parent Tricker bill this session.

    Which side are you on?