The Florida Legislature snubs their nose at Parental Choice

What?!? You ask. Chris have you lost your
mind?!? All they talk about is parental choice. Yes, you are right but
unfortunately their actions don’t match up with their words.

I will briefly mention the return of the Parent
Trigger legislation. They are bringing it back despite the fact overwhelmingly
parents are against it. To learn more read just about anything I have posted
over the last 72 hours.
A larger issue however is how they have usurped
local control of school boards from locally elected school boards. Who do they
think elects local school boards: snowbirds and carpetbaggers from up north,
who don’t have any skin in the game when it comes to local education? Is that
why they feel the need to continuously and contemptuously over ride school
boards on charter school matters and continue to pass and introduce bills that
erode their control, what they can do with their buildings and how to evaluate
their teachers for example.
The truth is it is parents who choose local
school boards. I don’t always agree with their selections, not even close, but
I would rather have locals in charge than far off bureaucrats many of whom are
beholden to charter, voucher and on-line learning company interests. 

Whenever the Florida legislature snubs it nose at or erodes local control,
they are saying to parents, you can have all the choices you want as long as
you choose the options we are giving you. 

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