Florida Lawmakers Say Pretending to Evaluate Teachers Is Vital to Fixing Schools

Teacher smiling with students

(Disclaimer: This is satire. To all those who think the politicians mentioned and quoted in the article below would actually admit to these realities, thank you for your faith in humanity.) Florida has a long, proud history of pretending to evaluate teachers and two Republican lawmakers, Rep. Rene Plasencia and Sen. Debbie Mayfield, say they’re […]

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Think Your School’s Preparing Your Child for College? Probably Not Like This

What’s your elementary or middle school doing to get your kid ready for college? If you said something like, “teaching them stuff,” or “I don’t know,” don’t feel bad, you’re in good company. If you said AP classes, IB programs, or dual enrollment, I’d just remind you I said, elementary and middle school, not high […]

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No Parents, No Progress

Just as parents should be involved in classrooms, so should we be involved when those doors have to close. In a recent panel discussion on school choice in D.C., Robin Lake describes leaving parents out of the conversation of school choice as an “huge unnecessary liability.”  I completely agree, but her comment still left me […]

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An Open Letter to Gwen Graham

Lane Wright is a father of three in Tallahassee, former press secretary for Governor Rick Scott, and current editor for Education Post, a national education nonprofit focused on creating better conversations around improving our schools. Another crosspost from The Capitolist. Dear Gwen Graham, Some people may think you’re out of touch, or that you fake outrage, […]

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What The Iraq War And These Jax Charter Schools Have In Common

Lane Wright is a father of three in Tallahassee, former press secretary for Governor Rick Scott, and current editor for Education Post, a national education nonprofit focused on creating better conversations around improving our schools. Reach him on Twitter @lanewrightme Crosspost from The Capitolist. To say Arrealious Preston struggled in school would be an understatement. He […]

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Suit Filed!

It’s done. Broward filed the lawsuit against Florida’s HB 7069 on Monday, 10/16. Twelve districts joined Broward in calling out the new law for unconstitutionally increasing the authority of charter “Schools of Hope,” while lowering their accountability and threatening school funding. But, supporters of HB 7069 say it’s about time low performing traditional public schools […]

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