Scandal plagued executive confirmed to the state board of eductaion

It didn’t make the front page of your paper and in fact
there is a good chance it didn’t make your paper at all but something very
important happened in Tallahassee this week and that’s scandal prone insurance executive Tom Grady
was confirmed to the state board of education.
Tom Grady is a former state law maker, intern president of
Citizen’s Insurance and a close personal friend of Governor Rick Scott but do
you know what he is not? He is not an educator.  
He joins an orange grower, a cable television executive, a
grocer and a consultant. In fact only one member of the current board has any
teaching experience, Rebecca Fishman-Lipsey, and that was over a decade ago in
New York City for two years as a Teach for America teacher.
Our public schools get a lot of flak but look who is running
them? What other industry is run by people who have no experience doing it and would
you call a grocer to fix your plumbing? Yet Rick Scott and Tallahassee think we
can be successful this way and I don’t think it is a coincidence that the
accountability system has unraveled and the terrible common core have been enacted under this groups watch.

It’s past time our schools were run by professional
educators who put our schools and our children above business interests. I guarantee
you many of the problems we are experiencing would be solved.

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