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When it came to K-12 education, the Florida Legislature this session giveth, and it taketh away. Lawmakers went into overtime Monday to pass two major pieces of legislation that, if they survive Gov. Rick Scott’s veto pen, will have enormous impact on public schools. The most immediate will be...Read More →
State lawmakers flushed promises of transparency down the toilet as they rushed to pass a budget and education bill that are disastrous for public schools. In the waning hours of the 2017 legislative session, which had to be extended to Monday, the Legislature approved wide-ranging education...Read More →
A day after the Florida Legislature narrowly passed a massive, hodge-podge $419 million education bill (HB 7069), Association of Bay County Educators President Alexis Underwood stood before the Bay District School Board and urged every parent and property owner to call Gov. Rick Scott and ask him...Read More →
Preach on, Dr. Vitti, preach on. Our school superintendent, Nikolai Vitti, didn’t mince words when describing what the Legislature did to public schools in the legislative session. In fact, he nailed it. “This bill is about power and corruption,” Vitti told the Times-Union....Read More →
For years, some school administrators and union leaders have said the ultimate goal of Tallahassee Republicans is to destroy traditional public education. And for just as long, it was easy to brush this off as fear-mongering or hyperbole. Not so much anymore. Not with the passage this week of the...Read More →