Republican Legislator says he is tired of people blaming Tallahassee for education problems.

Rep. Ritch Workman,
R-Melbourne
said “It’s so easy to blame Tallahassee” for the problems in
the education system, adding that he’s tired of hearing “how we screwed
everything up.”

As the head of the
Brevard County delegation I guess this is what passes for leadership.

When he is talking
about how Tallahassee which has been completely controlled by republicans for going
on for seventeen years screwed things up I wonder what he is referring to?
Maybe it is the demonization
and marginalization of teachers which has led to an exodus of veteran teachers and
a shortage.

Perhaps he meant how
Tallahassee has chronically underfunded education and the lottery scam that gave
them the cover to do so.

Maybe he means how
they have ignored the will of the people with the class size amendment which Tallahassee
has effectively gutted.

Then again he could
be talking about siphoning nearly a billion dollars out of education and into
voucher schools which have practically no accountability, the growth of for
profit charters of which over three hundred have failed, the dozens of changes
in the accountability system which have culminated in the FLDOE deciding using
a flawed test to grade schools and evaluate teachers is okay? Perhaps its ignoring
poverty and completely altering the system to go with Common Core may be the screw
ups he is talking about.

There are problems in
education and most were created by Representative Workman and his colleagues not
our teachers or their unions as they would have us believe.

It’s time we fixed the
problems in education and a lack of leadership is one of the biggest we have. 

Unfortunately
Tallahassee where it is supposed to come from seems much interested in harming
our schools than improving them.

One Reply to “Republican Legislator says he is tired of people blaming Tallahassee for education problems.”

  1. I hope that Bush's clout diminishes after the 2016 elections. Much of this testing fiasco is of Bush's making. It still confounds me how Obama and Duncan allowed us to continue on this testing mania.

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