HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Places » U.S. » Florida (Group) » Florida Dems Sell Out to ...

Mon Jul 9, 2012, 08:38 PM

Florida Dems Sell Out to School Voucher Lobby.

You really ought to follow this blog. It's brutally honest in its criticism of FL Dems. It's time to clean house and get the spineless Dems out.


Regular readers of this website will appreciate our continued concern about the unwillingness of Florida’s Democrats to stand up for Public Education. In the past several years, while Democrats in other states have fought tooth and nail to protect the public school system, Florida’s Democrats have accepted substantial portions of the Jeb Bush formulated “school reform” package pushed by right wing pressure groups. Now it comes to light that several Democrats have even taken campaign contributions from the leaders of the voucher movement.

The legacy of Bob Graham, Reuben Askew and most recently Lawton Chiles in fighting extreme right wing efforts to hijack our public schools has been effectively undone not only by Jeb Bush and his minions but also with the help and complicity of completely spineless Democrats. It is one thing when African-American lawmakers buy into the premise that vouchers will help their communities. (For the record their is empirical data that it does not help their communities, just selected students, but that is a debate for another day.) It is a completely different issue when Democratic lawmakers representing districts where the majority of voters are against most voucher schemes vote repeatedly for voucher programs. Public opinion polls have shown that vouchers are especially unpopular with Florida’s white suburban voters, and are particularly disliked in heavily Jewish areas of southeast Florida. Yet several Democrats representing constituencies that clearly oppose voucher programs have voted for multiple voucher bills in the legislature.


1 replies, 999 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 1 replies Author Time Post
Reply Florida Dems Sell Out to School Voucher Lobby. (Original post)
Orlandodem Jul 2012 OP
russspeakeasy Jul 2012 #1

Response to Orlandodem (Original post)

Mon Jul 9, 2012, 08:46 PM

1. The going rate for politicians in Floriduh is a

"promise to support their next pork grab".
I have lived in 5 different states.
I have never, never, seen one this corrupt.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread