Sunday, April 5, 2015
Florida House tries to kill public education
TALLAHASSEE — Without a word of debate Friday, the Florida House approved a controversial proposal that could require school districts to share tens of millions of dollars in construction funds with rival charter schools. The bill was one of four high-profile education proposals that won the support of the Republican-dominated House to end the week.
The others would:
• Ease the penalties for schools that fail to comply with the constitutionally mandated limits on class size.
• Create a pilot program to give principals more control over hiring and budget decisions.
• Encourage school districts to adopt mandatory school uniform policies for children in grades K-8 by offering incentive money.
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The above is from Tampabay.com. My response: First of all, the state has cut funding for Florida's public schools on a regular basis. Our governor, the King of Corruption, wants to privatize everything as that's how he made his money...in a private company cheating Medicare.
The man responsible for the charter school bill is tied directly to charter school companies. Republicans have for years tried to kill our public schools in Florida, first with vouchers and then with charter schools. It doesn't matter to them that vouchers are unconstitutional and/or that charter schools have failed miserably in the state. The Florida legislature is filled with the most corrupt of the corrupt!
The campus guns bill would allow people to carry loaded weapons on the campuses of our colleges and universities. Just what we need with immature kids into drink and drugs!
The adoption bill would allow adoption agencies to discriminate against gays - disallowing them to adopt children.
If you've ever taught in Florida schools, you know that one of the last things we need is armed teachers. A lot of them can't even carry a book much less a gun!
Read the entire article from Tampabay.com here.