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  • Rick Scott undermining education, threatening reforms

     
    Early on, I tended to give Rick Scott some benefit of the doubt, assuming that a former CEO knew what he was doing, even if not many people cared for the way he was doing it. And then I watched him on education, an issue I closely follow. Florida has...
  • Gov. Scott to sign education bills at Orange charter schools this morning

     
    UPDATE: The charter school is actually in Winter Garden, according to the folks who work there, so the location has been corrected.  Gov. Rick Scott plans to hold a bill signing ceremony today at Hope Charter school in Winter Garden, highlighting ...
  • Weekend TV Talk Shows for July 2nd - 3rd

     
    Click here to download TV listings for the week of July 3 - 9 in PDF format TV listings for the week of July 3 - 9 in PDF format (from latimes.com/entertainment/news/tv) Weekly TV Listings and more can be found......
  • Scott on more funding for schools: He supports but doesn’t have votes

     
    When Gov. Rick Scott signed Florida's $69.1 billion budget in May, he vetoed millions of dollars worth of projects and urged state lawmakers to put that money toward public education. State schools had lost $1.3 billion in the budget the Florida...
  • Probe sought of spending for charter school conference

     
    The Orlando Sentinel reported this morning on Gov. Rick Scott's appearance before about 2,000 employees of Charter Schools USA, which manages 25 charter schools in Florida with about 23,500 students. The group was cheered on by Scott and former D.C....
  • Legislator demands accounting of charter school rally expenses

     
    State Rep. Dwight Bullard, D-Miami, is demanding that Education Commissioner Gerard Robinson account for expenses for a charter school rally held in Orlando this week. You can read the story here. “It is unbelievable to think that one of  the...
  • Anti-Michelle Rhee website traced back to teacher’s union

     
    Since I know how much love there is for Michelle Rhee (and Rhee-related news) among SchoolZone readers, I wanted to pass on this development: A site called RheeFirst.com, which goes after Michelle Rhee's track record in a very personal way, has been...
  • Parent trigger bills get first, favorable votes; parent groups call them latest effort to privitize public schools

     
    In case you missed it, here is our story from earlier today on the so-called “parent trigger” bills, which got “yes” committee votes in both the Florida House and Senate today. The bills are opposed by many of Florida's parent...
  • Michelle Rhee's advice: Stop overpraising kids

     
    StudentsFirst chief Michelle Rhee is a lightning-rod figure in educational reform, and I talked to her at length for my ''Patt Morrison Asks'' column. Her goal of a tough-love, top-to-bottom overhaul of public schools doesn't stop in the classroom or........
  • Parent trigger bill gets another favorable committee vote in House

     
    The so-called parent trigger bill – the one that would allow parents to help determine a plan for a struggling school — got a favorable vote today by the House education committee. That pleased Michelle Rhee and Jeb Bush's education groups,...
  • Teacher incentives: Another if-only that doesn't measure up

     
    When it comes to raising achievement in public schools, theories abound. Not just theories. Absolute certitude. If only schools were smaller, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation used to think, before it pushed for and got such schools throughout the...