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madfloridian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-06-08 09:07 PM
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6. More...this is really bad stuff. Could lead to legislature directly financing private schools.
From the Palm Beach Post.

"Supporters say the measure, approved Friday by a powerful commission, is meant for vouchers and other programs such as Bright Futures scholarships, but opponents say it could open the door for legislators to directly finance private schools - possibly a first in the country."

That is the part that jumped out at me.

Where is the effing outrage!

"That's because on Friday, voucher supporters topped that measure with one likely to be widely supported - requiring 65 percent of all education dollars to be spent in the classroom, not on administrative or bureaucratic costs.

Both items will appear as a single ballot question in November, with the so-called 65 percent solution first.

"I do understand what bait-and-switch means," said former state House member and American Bar Association President Sandy D'Alemberte, who sits on the commission. "When you combine two different measures and give them (voters) only one chance to vote, you're not giving them a chance to vote against something."


http://www.palmbeachpost.com/state/content/state/epaper...

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  -Radical voucher initiative on Florida's ballot will allow public school money to private schools madfloridian  May-06-08 05:24 PM   #0 
  - But, how will they know if their money isn't going to fund wizard schools?  ck4829   May-06-08 05:26 PM   #1 
  - "I expect our Democrats to get off their butts and speak out against this."  Taverner   May-06-08 05:26 PM   #2 
  - Is this supposed to be a test case to overturn The Lemon three-prong test?  no_hypocrisy   May-06-08 05:30 PM   #3 
  - I had to look that up. Wow.  madfloridian   May-06-08 09:42 PM   #10 
  - nothing surprises me any longer  nadinbrzezinski   May-06-08 05:44 PM   #4 
  - FLDS may have to move  KT2000   May-06-08 06:18 PM   #5 
  - More...this is really bad stuff. Could lead to legislature directly financing private schools.  madfloridian   May-06-08 09:07 PM   #6 
  - We need to recommend this thread. I'll be the first.  Elspeth   May-06-08 09:35 PM   #7 
  - Thanks. It is really scary stuff.  madfloridian   May-06-08 09:37 PM   #8 
     - It's destroying public education by privatization  Elspeth   May-06-08 09:39 PM   #9 
        - Exactly. It spite of court rulings.  madfloridian   May-06-08 11:13 PM   #11 
        - Soo...  Captain Sensible   May-07-08 07:10 AM   #13 
           - Sooo...you want to let the private sector take control of education?  madfloridian   May-07-08 10:44 AM   #18 
  - kick  The Backlash Cometh   May-07-08 06:30 AM   #12 
  - I think we have a Dem candidate that is open to school vouchers  susankh4   May-07-08 08:03 AM   #14 
  - This sucks. I hope people will be rallying in Tallahassee and/or  raccoon   May-07-08 08:15 AM   #15 
  - The nutjobs GOPers here in GA are watching this and licking their chops  RubyDuby in GA   May-07-08 09:18 AM   #16 
  - Where are the Democrats in both states speaking out on it? Loudly.  madfloridian   May-07-08 10:33 AM   #17 
     - That would require our Dems here in GA to actually have half a brain  RubyDuby in GA   May-07-08 12:12 PM   #20 
  - Column on this from a month ago:  SteppingRazor   May-07-08 11:28 AM   #19 
     - Nice post.  madfloridian   May-07-08 06:30 PM   #21 
 

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