Tag: Public Schools

This. is. our. public. school. system. Celebrating the overwhelming success and crucial lesson of the Starbucks Rebellion.

Today is Super Bowl Sunday. Whether you like football or not, are mad at the players or not, it’s a sort of quasi-national holiday. For me, it’s also become a Polk County national holiday, a day of celebration and reflection. Two Super Bowl Sundays ago, Wendy Bradshaw and I held an impromptu public meeting at high noon at the Lakeside…

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From Richard Corcoran’s teacher-hating brain to Neil Combee’s big, sarcastic mouth

State Rep. Neil Combee is a sycophantic puppet of Richard Corcoran, the imperial Speaker of the House who fancies himself Florida’s dictator. Trust me, whatever Neil says about public education does not emerge from his own brain. Until a few months ago, he did not even know that he sets the Polk School District’s funding levels. HE. DID. NOT. KNOW….

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