New attack ad in HD 30 targets Rep. Scott Plakon’s record on education

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The Florida Democratic Party today released a new television ad, “Sold,” highlighting what it describes as “Karen Castor Dentel’s commitment to investing in our public schools — in contrast to Scott Plakon’s record of slashing funding and voting to drain millions of our dollars from public schools while also voting to give control of our schools to out of state corporations who are trying to profit off our children’s education.”

The ad will begin airing on major television stations starting today.

“While Karen Castor Dentel is a public school teacher who has pledged to invest in our schools, Scott Plakon is part of the problem in Tallahassee and has shown he can’t be trusted with our children’s education,” said Scott Arceneaux, Florida Democratic Party Executive Director. “Plakon voted to cut $1.3 billion from our public school system — and even worse, he voted to strip local control away from parents and send our tax dollars to out of state corporations who want to profit off our children’s education. Education is the pathway to grow our economy for middle class families, which is why it’s so disturbing that Plakon has drained millions from our education system, forcing our schools to layoff teachers and cut vital programs like arts and athletics — and Plakon has demonstrated time and again that he’s sold out our schools and is hurting our parents, teachers and students.”

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