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Florida public school students in the midst of high-stakes testing

By | 04.17.12 | 2:14 pm

This week, Florida students will take part in the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test, known as the FCAT, a cornerstone of outcome-based education, strongly promoted by Florida GOP leaders since the late 1990s.

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.

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.

Florida House education committee passes ‘Parent Empowerment’ bill

By | 02.16.12 | 1:54 pm

The Florida House education committee today passed the “Parent Empowerment in Education”¬†bill filed by state Rep. Michael Bileca, R-Miami. The proposal¬†would allow “parents of students assigned to certain underperforming public schools” to petition their school district to implement a “school turnaround option selected by parents.”

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.”

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