Jeb Bush, Kelli Stargel and Michelle Rhee are not above using deception to pass the Parent Trigger Bill

First no parents want it! Read that again. Second no parents
want it! Since that is the case why has it passed the house and is the Senate
now considering it. Third, NO PARENTS WANT IT!

The astro turf groups Parent Revolution, Michelle Rhee’s
Student First and Jeb Bush’s Foundation and their corporate backers are the
ones pushing for it, while parents, civil right groups and teachers has been
fighting against it. Unfortunately the well-financed corporate shills are not
above using deception.
Kelly Stargel the enemy of all things public education and
the Florida Legislatures queen of privatization recently began passing off a
petition supposedly signed by Floridians who support the parent trigger. The
main problem however is that a lot of the signers are crying foul. Not only did
they not sign it but they are against the parent trigger all together.   http://miamiherald.typepad.com/nakedpolitics/2013/04/more-questions-raised-about-studentsfirst-petition.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
This sadly wasn’t the pro-privatizations first attempt at
trickery. They also tried floating a pro trigger video; unfortunately nobody
would take credit for it. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2013/04/27/a-parent-trigger-mystery-solved-in-florida/
Finally the pro-trigger crowd has taken to bad talking the
PTA and all the other groups that are against the trigger saying they are
nothing but shills for the teacher’s union. Friends, no matter what you might
think about the teachers union, you have to know, they aren’t nearly powerful
enough to control the PTA and the NAACP along with other parent and civil
rights groups. https://testing.gfordistrict3.com/2013/04/representative-carlos-trujillo-doesnt.html
and https://testing.gfordistrict3.com/2013/03/who-is-worse-rep-carlos-trujillo-or-rep.html
So what we have is a bill sponsored by corporations whose
supporters aren’t against being deceptive that ignores parents and their
wishes, which has already passed the house and has a good chance of passing the
senate. Welcome to Florida
Bob Sykes at Scathing Purple Musings has done some nice work
on the subject. To read more click the links.

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