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Rep. James Frishe displeased with SB 6 veto

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Not everyone was pleased with Gov. Charlie Crist’s decision to veto Senate Bill 6 on April 15. State Representative James Frishe, R-Belleair Bluffs, voted for the bill and said, in an interview with Tampa Bay Newspaper’s Alexandra Caldwell, that  he is disappointed in Gov. Crist for his decision. “The governor was clearly in favor of it two weeks before,” Frishe said. “And the bill didn’t change, and he even sent his top education policy person down to testify in favor…

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Chicago Tribune editorial on SB 6: Florida’s bold move

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The debate over SB 6 continues to attract national attention. Today, the Chicago Tribune weighs in with an editorial in favor of the reforms created by SB 6. An excerpt: Florida finished fourth in the first round of Race to the Top, the Obama administration’s challenge grant intended to spur reform. That’s one spot ahead of Illinois. In its Race to the Top application, Florida said participating school systems would base layoffs more on teacher effectiveness than on seniority. Now…

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Listen to Jeb Bush defend Senate Bill 6

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Listen to Jeb Bush and Bill Bennett, former U.S. Secretary of Education, discuss Florida’s education reform legislation, including raising academic standards for students and raising salaries for teachers, plus Race to the Top and Hispanic and African American student achievement on the National Assessment Educational Progress (NAEP). Jeb Bush was interviewed by Bill Bennett this morning on Morning in America, a national radio talk show. To listen, click on http://media.townhall.com/townhall/bennett/Jeb_Bush_4-6-10.mp3

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