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Teacher’s union says education budget keeps spending at 2007 levels

By | 04.17.12 | 10:20 am

Gov. Rick Scott has said that the 2012-2013 state budget he will sign Tuesday, which includes a $1 billion increase for K-12 public education over the 2011 budget, is a significant investment, a statement the Florida Education Association disputes.

Charter school bills fall short in 2012 legislative session, movement continues

By | 03.12.12 | 2:11 pm

Despite the sound defeat of two ambitious, GOP-sponsored education bills during Florida’s 2012 legislative session, charter school lobbyists are vowing to be back next year.

Federal judge sides with teacher’s union, rules pension reform ‘unconstitutional’

By | 03.06.12 | 4:28 pm

Leon County Circuit Court Judge Jackie Fulford today ruled against the state of Florida in a lawsuit filed by the Florida Education Association (FEA) challenging that state’s move to mandate employee contributions to state employee pensions.

Parent Revolution defends controversial ‘Parent Trigger bill’

By | 03.01.12 | 4:50 pm

According to a California-based organization backing Florida’s controversial “Parent Trigger bill,” the measure isn’t being led by charter schools or business-backed groups, and actually has the support of many in the public school system.

K-12 education ‘parent trigger bill’ passes state Senate subcommittee

By | 02.29.12 | 11:53 am

The GOP-sponsored Parent Empowerment in Education bill, also known as the “Parent Trigger bill” for K-12 education, passed a state Senate subcommittee Tuesday. The bill was filed by Sen. Lizbeth Benacquisto, R-Ft. Myers.

Union groups call senator’s chairmanship loss ‘sad,’ ‘deplorable,’ ‘a shame’

By | 02.02.12 | 8:12 am

The AFL-CIO and the Florida Education Association are calling yesterday’s announcement that Florida Senate President Mike Haridopolos removed state Sen. Mike Fasano from a committee chairmanship “a shame,” “sad” and “deplorable.”

GOP K-12 education bill faces opposition by teachers, parent organizations

By | 02.01.12 | 8:00 am

A coalition of Florida teachers and PTA organizations are opposing a K-12 education bill filed by state Sen. Lizbeth Benacquisto, R- Fort Myers, and known as “Parent Empowerment in Education.”

Judge tosses ‘Religious Freedom’ amendment from 2012 ballot

By | 12.14.11 | 1:10 pm

Judge Terry Lewis today ruled that a proposed amendment to Florida’s constitution that would repeal a ban on taxpayer funding for religious institutions is deceptive and must be rewritten before it can appear on the state’s 2012 ballot.

Scott’s proposed education budget indicates a shift, but critics still aren’t happy

By | 12.09.11 | 9:51 am

Rick Scott’s proposed 2012-2013 education budget signaled a turnaround by the GOP governor, according to news and education analysts, but critics remain unconvinced.

Broward Teachers Union president not in charge while under investigation

By | 11.16.11 | 9:24 am

Pat Santeramo, the longtime president of the Broward Teachers Union, will not be in charge of the union while he is under investigation by the Florida Elections Commission and the Broward State Attorney’s office for his handling of union dollars.

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