Category School Vouchers

Senate Democrats need to hold the line on vouchers

As we’ve discussed throughout this legislative session, House Democrats have heroically held the line in defense of public education. Three weeks ago, when the House passed its version of  a dangerous school vouchers bill not a single Democrat in the lower chamber voted for it. As that bill made its way through the committee process, […]

Video: Voucher proponent discusses how Florida is the national model for school “choice”

Florida’s school children have been used as guinea pigs in the continued experimentation for political purposes with our educational structure. AMCSC- Clip 1 from Nozo Media on Vimeo.

Videos: Voucher proponents on targeting Democrats and using special needs children as props

Voucher proponents using the dollars from big money corporate backers have cynically manufactured artificial  support for various schemes that are unconstitutional and damage public education. Here once again we have video evidence of the agenda: On squeezing Democratic candidates AMCSC Clip5 from Nozo Media on Vimeo. On using special needs kids: aMCSC Clip 9 from […]

Videos: Voucher proponents continue to manufacture phony support for school “choice”

Later today, it is  strongly rumored voucher proponents will receive bussed school children in Tallahassee  to show support for dangerous school “choice” legislation that is currently sitting in Senate. Once again the supporters of these for-profit schools who seek to damage the public school system in this state are manufacturing support for their cause using […]

Scathing report on school privatization and poor kids released

A report by Dr. Gordon Lafer from the University of Oregon has been released that comes to scathing conclusions about school privatization. More from Ruth Conniff in the Progressive.  

Is Michelle Rhee’s “Students First” preparing for another faux campaign next week?

With the final week of session almost upon us and the fate of the dangerous school “choice” proposals still undecided, Michelle Rhee’s Step up for Students has engaged once again in the voucher battle here in Florida. Last year, Rhee’s organization rated Florida second on its report card of states based on voucher legislation and […]

Video: Step up for Students on school “choice” and courting Democrats

The above video has several tidbits that will interest our readers. The most interesting may come near the 7 minute mark with this quote: “We also discovered that a lot of these schools in these low income areas were affiliated with churches that were run by ministers who were absolutely king-makers in Democratic politics in […]