“Union:” the only positive force in Florida education’s human capital management model
Richard Corcoran and Kelli Stargel and all the usual suspects are back this session with another ridiculous assault on the people of public education. This year’s ever-engorging collection of malevolent nonsense most famously includes bully vouchers and union destruction. Although unpleasant, this makes for good timing. Yesterday, I introduced a periodic series I’m calling “Education and the English Language.” The…
Stop the Kelli Stargel school closures. Vote for Judge Bob Doyel.
Here is a simple fact about Florida/Polk education politics and accountability: Sen. Kelli Stargel, Florida’s worst elected official, wants to close or destroy 14 public schools — serving roughly 10,000 or more kids — in her home county in the next two years. They are: Year 1 Bartow Middle School Garner Elementary School Griffin Elementary School Kathleen Middle School Lake…
Join the 7069 suit, part 2: the public must take back the power to kill VAM and drive common purpose
I have taken to saying recently that the state government in Tallahassee is a disease on education — and that local districts present the symptoms. I know nothing that better represents this than our most recent VAM transfers. These transfers also represent how little power the voting public has to influence the educational policies of their own communities and state….
“We let you win:” Tallahassee’s arrogance, thuggery, and cowardice in 1 Tweet
This is a really funny, if pretty sinister, tweet. It’s been memory-holed; but I got a picture of it before it disappeared. Check it out. It’s the Tallahassee education establishment opening the kimono on who they really are just a bit. (You can click to embiggen.) Now let me give you the background. Meet Shawn R. Frost and Rebecca Negron….