Schools of Hope

Who Should Be Held Accountable if Negron and Corcoran’s Secret Education Plans Fail Florida Students?

Education advocates and stakeholders from across Florida¬†are anxiously waiting to see what Senate President Joe Negron and House Speaker Richard Corcoran have privately decided regarding pending education legislation this session. If Speaker Corcoran’s...
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How Florida is Legislating the Complete Elimination of Local Control

I was once advised that when a steamroller is coming, you need to get out of the way. This is the last week of the 2017 legislative session, the steamroller is definitely headed this way and public education is directly in its path. On 5/1/17, Senator...
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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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