Tallahassee allocated the district just an extra 47 cents per student in discretionary funds as costs rise and teachers leave.
Speaking of teachers leaving, Tallahassee has kick started a teaching shortage.
Now there is money in education, unfortunately more and more of it goes to charter schools of which about 350 have failed and many of the rest are run by for profit businesses and voucher schools that don’t have to have teachers with degrees and can teach junk history and science because oversite is practically nill.
I could go on and on an on, and that is why we need to elect representatives that are going to stand up for our public schools, people like Paula Wright in HD14.
In Duval we have school board chair Paula Wright versus Kimberly Daniels a republican in democrats clothing. Most of Kimberly Daniels funding comes from republicans, she was called a champion by Jeb Bush and she received the lowest grade of any democrat by the Florida Education Association.
Paula Wright on the other hand did not resign to run like Jason Fischer did two years ago and has been a fierce advocate for our children.
Friends we have a choice to make, more of the same where public education is marginalized and starved of resources or something better, and if you want better Paula Wright is really your only choice in HD14.