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Press Release: Legislature missing the mark on education

FEA: Legislature missing the mark on education TALLAHASSEE – Florida Education Association (FEA) President Joanne McCall expressed concern today that the Legislature was missing an opportunity to make positive strides on reducing standardized testing, retaining the best teachers and properly funding the state’s public schools. Speaking with reporters in the final weeks of the state’s [...]

By | April 12th, 2017|Legislative Session|Comments Off on Press Release: Legislature missing the mark on education

My episode on “Florida This Week”

Had a great discussion on "Florida This Week" about all aspects of education. Click here to watch.

By | March 5th, 2017|General News, In My Opinion, Legislative Session|Comments Off on My episode on “Florida This Week”

FEA Rally Shot

FEA rallied in the Capitol courtyard for public education on January 14th.

By | May 1st, 2016|Best and Brightest, Enough is Enough, General News, Legislative Session|Comments Off on FEA Rally Shot

About that proposed education budget: It’s sure a long way from “historic”

FEA Press Release from March 1st.  What’s “historic” just isn’t what it used to be. Like Gov. Rick Scott did when he laid out his budget proposal, legislative leaders are currently touting the education budget numbers that they’ve agreed on as “historic.” Their rationale is that the total amount allocated for public schools in the [...]

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Questions and Answers about Opting Out of Standardized Testing

I answered some questions about opting out of standardized testing. Read my email to teachers below. Dear Colleague: Testing season has begun with the Florida Standards Assessments writing exam. With the renewal of Florida’s massive state testing program come increasing calls to just opt out of the tests. We, as educators in the classroom understand [...]

By | May 1st, 2016|Best and Brightest, Enough is Enough, General News, Legislative Session|Comments Off on Questions and Answers about Opting Out of Standardized Testing

Action Alert: Vote NO on the Budget

With only two days remaining in the 2016 legislative session, the Legislature is poised to take a final vote on the budget by Friday. Just a 1 percent increase in this year's education budget is NOT "historic". If the Legislature really wants to be “historic”, they would provide our districts, schools and teachers the adequate [...]

By | May 1st, 2016|Best and Brightest, Enough is Enough, Legislative Session|Comments Off on Action Alert: Vote NO on the Budget