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Parent-Trigger Bill Fails on Tie Vote in Setback for Charters and Jeb Bush’s Foundation

| May 1, 2013

In a stunning vote Tuesday, the Senate rejected on a tie vote a controversial bill that would have given parents the ability to register their wishes with a district that’s choosing how to turn around failing schools.

Parent Trigger Bill: A Trojan Horse of Corporate Charter Schools

| March 20, 2013

The so-called parent-trigger bill does not empower parents. Rather, it empowers out-of-state corporate interests and their lobbyists to siphon Florida tax dollars away from our already underfunded public school system, argues Paula Dockery.

From Food Lion to Charter School: Deal Close To Convert Long-Vacant Flagler Beach Store

| June 14, 2012

Jacksonville-based Florida International Language Academy has been on the hunt for a location in Flagler for its 364-student K-8, language-oriented school, opening in August. Talks in Bunnell and Palm Coast fell through, returning the company to the Food Lion location in Flagler Beach.

Superintendent Valentine Seeking to Close Failing Heritage Charter School By June

| January 9, 2012

After two successive F’s from the state, Valentine informed Heritage Academy Principal Nicole Richards by letter that she’ll recommend the school board close the school, which has about 180 students, by year’s end. Heritage is likely to appeal.

Florida Charter Schools: A Go-Go Industry Awash in Tax Money and Little Oversight

| December 12, 2011

Florida lawmakers have been more concerned about promoting rather than regulating charter schools, so bad charter schools operate with impunity. A Miami Herald investigation uncovers the charter school bandwagon.

Transformers: Public Schools Want to Be More Like Charter Schools

| October 22, 2011

Florida public schools, envious of the flexibility enjoyed by charter schools–and fearing a migration to charters–are launching a lobbying campaign in the legislature to relax some public school regulations like class size and school hours.

Charter, Voucher Advocate Gerard Robinson Is Florida’s New Education Commissioner

| June 21, 2011

Robinson, a Jeb Bush protege, was Virginia’s secretary of education and president of the Black Alliance for Educational Options, a pro-school choice group ideologically aligned with Republican reforms.


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