Florida Senate looking for feedback on education reform

Governor Rick Scott has put a renewed emphasis on education. He’s working to keep the best teachers and expand school choice through charter schools and virtual education. He is committed to ensuring that Florida has an education system to produce a workforce that is prepared to compete in the new, global economy.

The Florida Senate is also working to ensure education reform is a conversation – amongst all Floridians. Today, the Senate Pre-K-12 Committee is holding a hearing to gather comments on “teacher quality and student success.” However, being a Friday, most Floridians are working and are unable to attend such a meeting. To ensure feedback is given on this important issue, the Senate has developed an e-mail account, educationinput@flsenate.gov, for all Floridians to send in their views.

I applaud this initiative and hope all parents, educators, citizens and students let their voice be heard.


2 thoughts on “Florida Senate looking for feedback on education reform

  1. If we can get teachers, parents , students and legislators all on the same page collaborating for better education , I am all for it! School choice is great but instead of siphening money away from public schools lets find a way to make public schools better! By better I mean for all kids( regular, gifted, special needs and physically disabled) not just a select group. We have so many bright kids who are challenged both physically and with learning difficulties or just with learning difficulties, they just need to be given a chance to shine. Charter and private schools do not necessarily work for all kids. I am happy to help with these efforts as a parent of a kid with physical challenges , it gives me great pleasure to see my son and others like him succeed in spite of those challenges !! Anything is possible it just takes hard work : )

    • Race to the Top violates Education Code. Federal Education Code, Department of Education, Public Law, 20 U.S.C. 3403 (Pub. L 96-88, Title 1, 103, Oct 1979, 93 Stat 670) United States Code. Title 20 Education Chapter 48.
      The RTTT courses are substandard and follow the international benchmarks only found in UNESCO, the United Nations.
       Courses do not meet college level requirements. UNESCO states that most children have no need for college.
       Study focuses on the environment not reading writing and math.
       States with higher standards are forced to provide lower standards.
       Test like the FCAT are used to indoctrinate.
       International Baccalaureate (IB) and Advanced International Curriculum Education (AICE) are sold as college ready programs. They are written by European socialists and focus on turning out anti-American global citizens. The programs are very expensive and offer no significant results
      Judi Hood

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