subvert the legislative process by jamming into two bill, Senate Bills 524 and
1166, nearly thirty nominally related topics. It’s become typical in
Tallahassee to add bills that are going nowhere to bills that have a real
chance at passing. The reason behind this is the hope that some legislators
will hold their nose and ignore the things they don’t like in order to support
the things they do.
universities’ performance funding and education funding.
bonus plan that most teachers have rejected, forcing school districts to share their
tax revenue with for profit charter schools and at least a dozen more topics.
1166 now includes open enrollment that would allow students to cross district
lines, high school athletics proposals that many believe
would create a type of free agency and a proposal to give high impact charter
schools fifteen years contracts. I want to remind you that currently high
impact teachers hired after 2010 only get one year contracts.
unlikely to pass on their own but now they have been give new life.
more like train wrecks. I think they should be called Frankenstein bills
because they are cobbled together from different bills and in the end all they
create is a monster.
and teachers, mandatory recess, however didn’t make these train bills, which
should tell you all you need to know about who are legislators in Tallahassee are