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The Parent Trigger Bill: A shot at privatization

April 19, 2013

To the editor: The current legislation being considered by the Florida legislature (known as the Parent Trigger Bill) is the latest assault on the public education system....

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Apr-22-13 6:12 AM

What is astounding is the fact that those who worry about the "teachers" and the "schools" don't seem to mind that the "children" would be stuck in these very underperforming schools. If a school is underperforming receiving "X" amount of funds, it usually underperforms even after adding "Y" amount of additional funds. You get it?, throwing money at it doesn't work. If a mechanic completely screws up your car repair do you give him more money to fix it? No you don't. So why would you give a horribly performing school district more funds?, or doom/sentence the "children" to remain where they cannot learn? So, what about the "Children" people? Hypocrites, one and all.

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Apr-21-13 8:27 AM

netransplant - We need to start now to make that happen.

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Apr-20-13 10:57 PM

Unlike a few years ago, I can only hope that the teachers in this state vote so we can send this tea party conservatives such as Rick Scott back to their caves.

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Apr-20-13 8:13 PM

Arvella, Thanks for bringing forward something the general public needs to know. It is clear to those who watch the "dealings" in Tallahassee that these people now in power are not there to represent us. They will tell you flat out, " I made promises I have to keep." We would be in better shape if more people had got off the Barkerlounger and voted you in instead of Dane. Anyone who saw the two of you in a debate forum knew that there was no comparison. Keep on speaking out. We are listening, and waiting for the opportunity to let you represent us.

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Apr-20-13 8:29 AM

Arvella Clare has a passion for public education. I wish she would consider running for the School Board.

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Apr-19-13 7:04 AM

Arvella Clare has spelled it out, now we need to let the legislature know. This will hurt public schools and end up costing us, the tax payers.

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Apr-19-13 4:41 AM

You are right on track. It might sound good that the "locals" can have a say and take control of a school, but they are only turning it over to private interests. This is a bad deal for the public school system, the teachers and the tax payers. Thank you Arevlla for standing up on this very important issue.

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