I sure hope you do!
Jason Fischer district 16 has some explaining to do.
These are irrefutable facts.
Gary Chartrand is responsible for bringing the KIPP charter school to Jacksonville.
Over the years Chartrand (and his friends and family) have given thousands of dollars to Fischer.
Fischer had a two million dollar grant given to the KIPP charter school.
Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP) Jacksonville (HB 2851) (Senate Form 1756)…………………….. 2,000,000
KIPP is not in Fischer’s district.
He voted for a budget that gave our school district just an extra 47 cents per pupil in discretionary spending.
Those are all irrefutable facts.
This wasn’t a bill either which most likely would have failed. No he just had the money inserted into the budget because that is how broken Tallahassee has become after twenty years of republican rule.
Now some of you might be thinking why should I care what a representative in Jacksonville does, well there are a couple reasons, first that is two million in Tax Payer dollars, that came from all of us and second, his donor, Gary Chartrand is also on the state board of education, and let that sink in.
Chartrand the founder and benefactor of the KIPP charter school gave Fischer thousands of dollars and Fischer rewarded him with two million for his charter school.
Where outrageous it is just standard operating procedure from the republicans in Tallahassee who operate as if they are above the law.
Speaker Richard Corcoran’s wife is a charter school magnet and he joins a half dozen other legislators who either they benefit or their families benefit from public school kneecapping legislation.
The republican party is not leading us, they are lording over us as they enrich themselves and their donors and they do so at the expense of the teaching profession and public education and enough is enough.
Jason Fischer has been an ardent foe of public education it’s time he was replaced before he does any more damage.