David Simmons

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SB796’s Massive Conflict of Interest for State BOE May Lead to More Accountabaloney

On April 25, 2017, Senate Appropriations Chair waited until the last 8 minutes of a 4 hour meeting to hear two significant Education Bills SB1552 and SB796. Senator Simmons’ SB1552, in addition to presenting the Senate’s attempted revision...
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A Change In Definition Of Level 3 WILL Affect Passing Rates And School Grades: Don’t Do It, Florida!

If you are short on time, here is the summary version (complete details follow below): The Foundation for Florida’s Future (FFF) wants to align FSA passing scores to NAEP “proficiency”. NAEP proficiency is a bar set well above grade...
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SB926 Proficiency Language Compromise Gives the Foundation for Florida’s Future a Do-Over

Today the Senate Education Committee demonstrated their talents at speed talking as they raced through 21 bills and 3 Senate Confirmations in less then 115 minutes. From the opening statements, citizens were informed that public testimony would be limited...
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