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Joe Henderson: Richard Corcoran did more than change Florida education, whipped teachers union too

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Alex Sink made a point to Mitch Perry on FloridaPolitics.com that Democrats may finally have a cause to rally around in this state. She referred to HB 7069 (or, as I like to call it, “The Let’s Bust The Teachers’ Union Act”) pushed through by House Speaker Richard Corcoran and signed into law by Gov. Rick Scott. It is the biggest push yet by the Legislature to expand private charter schools with money from the public education budget. “Do we…

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Paula Dockery: Why I voted against Senate Bill 6

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Had Senate Bill 6 simply rewarded exceptional teachers with extra pay I would have supported it. Had it simply phased out tenure for new and existing teachers, I would have voted in its favor. Had it actually offered a way to remove bad teachers, I would have signed on as co-sponsor. But as I have found so often in public life, the devil is in the details. And on close examination, SB6 violates my core conservative principles – less government,…

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