Monthly Archives: June 2013

FREE Membership Program Coming Soon - Status Update

FREE Membership Program Coming Soon – Status Update

June 30, 2013 UPDATE FREE Florida Public Employees Partnership membership program coming soon. Participation will provide Public Employee members discounts on resources, goods, and services. Proud to announce ongoing negotiations with insurance providers, financial consultants, pharmaceuticals, and other private stakeholders are yielding favorable results. We …






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Bush Foundation Snubs Florida Republican Senators Who Voted Against Parent Trigger

Bush Foundation Snubs Florida Republican Senators Who Voted Against Parent Trigger

June 28, 2013 Florida Public Employees   By Bob Sikes – Scathing Purple Musings Sunshine State News chief legal correspondent Eric Giunta has become the go-to journalist when Jeb Bush’ Foundation for Excellence in Education (FEE) wants to get something out there. One only needs to consider his hit …






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Indiana Continues Slide Away From Common Core, PARCC

Indiana Continues Slide Away From Common Core, PARCC

June 28, 2013 Florida Public Employees “While this is sure to be a bitter pill for Bennett, the news won’t be lost on Florida legislative leaders. Common Core and PARCC are joined at the hip. Bloodied from a decade of FCAT drama, will they have …






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ALEC, Jeb Bush’s Foundation and McCay Scholarship Fraud

ALEC, Jeb Bush’s Foundation and McCay Scholarship Fraud

June 27, 2013 Provided to Florida Public Employees By Bob Sikes – Scathing Purple Musings A consortium of progressive organizations released yesterday titled ALEC v. Kids: ALEC’s Assault On Public Education. StateImpact has the entire report furnished by Progress Florida. Here is the report’s focus on Florida: ALEC’s ties to Florida …






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Jonathan Hage’s Selective Memory of Charter Schools USA Indianapolis Venture - Part 3

Jonathan Hage’s Selective Memory of Charter Schools USA Indianapolis Venture – Part 3

June 26, 2013 Provided to Florida Public Employees By Bob Sikes – Scathing Purple Musings As part of his spirited defense of Charter Schools USA and their role in the takeover attempt of seven Pembroke Pines schools, CEO Jonathan Hage pointed to CSUSA’s takeover of Indianapolis schools: Last year …






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FLDOE Charter School Superiority Study Contradicted By CREDO – Florida Charter Schools “Lagging”

FLDOE Charter School Superiority Study Contradicted By CREDO – Florida Charter Schools “Lagging”

June 25, 2013 Provided to Florida Public Employees By Bob Sikes – Scathing Purple Musings Orlando Sentinel reporter Leslie Postal has skimmed through the much ballyhooed Stanford CREDO Institute and found that Florida’s charter schools aren’t measuring up to public schools. The average charter school student in Florida …






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Charter Schools USA CEO Jonathan Hage Spins Failed Pembroke Pines Deal - Part 2

Charter Schools USA CEO Jonathan Hage Spins Failed Pembroke Pines Deal – Part 2

June 25, 2013 Provided to Florida Public Employees By: Bob Sikes – Scathing Purple Musings Stinging from the bad publicity his company got in the Pembroke Pines affair, Charter Schools USA CEO Jonathan Hage penned a column this morning in his home town newspaper, the Sun Sentinel. Of the affair he …






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Charter Schools USA Fails in Last Minute Attempt to Poach Seven Broward Schools - Part 1

Charter Schools USA Fails in Last Minute Attempt to Poach Seven Broward Schools – Part 1

June 24, 2013 Provided to Florida Public Employees By:  Bob Sikes – Scathing Purple Musings Pines City Manager Charlie Dodge sprung the deal at the last minute. From CBSMiami: The question of whether to privatize the city run charter schools followed contract disputes between the Broward Teachers …






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Message From Rep. Mike Fasano: Volunteers Needed

Message From Rep. Mike Fasano: Volunteers Needed

June 23, 2013 The following message was sent to Florida Public Employees By; State Representative Mike Fasano Volunteers needed for Florida Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program  I am writing to share with you the efforts of the Florida Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program.  The Program’s mission is …






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