Yesterday, the Senate Appropriations Committee added anti-teachers' union language back into HB7055. This is not on… twitter.com/i/web/status/9?
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The Florida Senate Education Committee unanimously passed the House's mega school choice package bill on Tuesday, but not before it made some major changes influenced by the Parkland shooting that left 17 people dead less than one week ago. The shooting loomed over even seemingly unrelated...Read More →
As the budget heads to the Governor’s desk, it is our hope that Governor Scott will line-item veto the “Guardian" p… twitter.com/i/web/status/9?
In the wake of the Parkland shooting, I’ve been struggling with how to voice my anger, not just at recent events, but at larger narratives surrounding public education. In particular, how do we as a culture value the lives of our K-12 educators? We decorate classrooms with coffee mugs and...Read More →
Week 8 of the 2018 Legislative Session
There's one week left of the legislative session. Will the Senate get taken advantage of again by House Speaker Richard Corcoran? Stay tuned and find out. In the meantime, make sure you head...
Florida’s school superintendents called on Gov. Rick Scott on Wednesday to bring lawmakers back to the Capitol to approve more money for the state’s K-12 system. Although districts will see their overall per-student funding go up next year, nearly the entire increase is reserved for specific...Read More →
TALLAHASSEE – Bullied students could get money to transfer to private schools, and the state’s popular Bright Futures scholarships for college students will become even more valuable, under legislation signed into law Sunday by Gov. Rick Scott. The Republican governor approved two separate...Read More →
The Senate Appropriations Committee on Tuesday approved a far-reaching education bill that would let bullied students transfer to private schools and could force teachers’ unions to disband if they don’t meet new membership standards. The proposals are part of a House bill (HB 7055) that is...Read More →
The passage of new collective bargaining rules this month has teachers across Florida on edge, with fears that they… twitter.com/i/web/status/9?
The Republican-dominated Florida House and Senate on Monday passed a massive education package on Monday that would impose strict new regulations on a core constituency of Democrats: teachers' unions. The bill requires that 50 percent of all teachers eligible to be members of a...Read More →
Thousands of Tampa Bay area high school students and even many middle school students are expected to participate today in a national school walkout remembering the victims of the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in Parkland. In general, the demonstrations will consist of...Read More →
.@joanneFEA; "I'm not sure when we became Public Enemy No. 1, but it's clear this is a full out attack on public sc… twitter.com/i/web/status/9?
Students at the Parkland high school where 17 people died in a mass shooting should not have to take state-mandated exams this semester, the Legislature decided, carving out from Florida’s testing rules an exemption for teenagers at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The exemption is in a...Read More →
"Kind words are simply not enough to sustain our teachers. We must use this moment to change the way we think about… twitter.com/i/web/status/9?
The Florida Senate Education Committee unanimously passed the House's mega school choice package bill HB 7055 last… twitter.com/i/web/status/9?
"That leaves little — 47 cents per student — to help pay for the regular rising cost of doing school district busin… twitter.com/i/web/status/9?
They Will Remember, Senator
If you arm teachers but take away their voices: they will remember. VOTE NO on HB 7055.
The last time Florida lawmakers tried to set up an independent charter school authorizer, an appellate court struck it down as facially unconstitutional. Now, the Florida Constitution Revision Commission wants to revise the language to allow future Legislatures to take such a step if they see...Read More →
Tallahassee lawmakers have signed HB 7055 into law, putting voucher programs and private schools' interests ahead o… twitter.com/i/web/status/9?
Life without union representation is not a distant fear for Russell Baggett. Until two years ago, the Calhoun County school district in northern Florida had no collective bargaining unit to support teachers. "We had no contract," said Baggett, president of the two-year-old Association of...Read More →
Students state and nationwide have planned a school walkout for today. We applaud their conviction and efforts to h… twitter.com/i/web/status/9?