Erik Fresen

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Why Mandate the Construction of Unsafe Substandard Schools?

In 2016, State Representative Erik Fresen (who was employed by Civica, an architectural firm that builds charter schools, and whose brother-in-law runs Academica, the state’s largest, for-profit, charter school management company) spearheaded a...
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Time to Circle the Wagons and Protect Public Schools

On November 22, 2016, I spoke before my Monroe County School Board, imploring them to take the threat of privatization of public education seriously. Please consider making similar comments to your local school board. I have posted, below, the notes...
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Was HB7069 Just Another VAM Scam?

When parents complain about over-testing, local school board members often advise them to write to their legislators. When similar concerns are brought to the Florida Department of Education (FLDOE), parents are told “these are local decisions.”...
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