Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Is the Parent Trigger Bill a distraction from more insidious legislation?

Make no mistake the Parent Trigger Bill is a terrible bill but as terrible bills go there is one a lot worse working its way through the Florida Legislature.

The House Appropriations Committee has already approved a charter school bill that would, require public school districts to first give away and then maintain their empty or underutilized schools to charter schools. In most cases this will mean the public is giving away their assets to for profit companies.

Unlike with the parent trigger bill, no petition signed by parents required.

How is this not a worse bill?

I am not saying people shouldn’t be outraged and should stop fighting the parent trigger bill, I’m saying, whoa friends there is a lot of anti-public school crap coming out of Tallahassee and we must be vigilant about it all.