Monthly Archives: January 2014

The Dirty Little Secret That Discredits Florida’s Latest Charter School Miracle Study

The Dirty Little Secret That Discredits Florida’s Latest Charter School Miracle Study

Florida Public Employees January 30, 2014 By: Bob Sikes – Scathing Purple Musings So redefinED‘s Ron Matus bit hard on a charter school miracle piece in Jay P. Geene’s Blog and missed something huge. Maybe the new addition of the job title as  director for policy & public affair for Step …






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State Representative Cynthia A. Stafford (D-109) and State Senator Dwight Bullard (D-39) Joint Statement

State Representative Cynthia A. Stafford (D-109) and State Senator Dwight Bullard (D-39) Joint Statement

Florida Public Employees FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 29, 2014 CONTACT:  Mary Cowart (305) 953-3086   State Representative Cynthia A. Stafford (D-109) and State Senator Dwight Bullard (D-39) Joint Statement On State of the Union Address delivered by U.S. President Barack Obama MIAMI, Fla. –State Representative Cynthia …






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A Simple Thank You From A Non Florida Public Employee

A Simple Thank You From A Non Florida Public Employee

Florida Public Employees January 30, 2014 Received this short letter yesterday requesting it be shared with the rest of you. January 29, 2014 Miserable weather befalls North Florida and throughout it all our Florida Public Employees brave the conditions to serve the rest of us. …






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Miami-Dade County Schools: Lock Downs, Reports Of Shots Fired, Assaults, Guns On Campus and Arrests

Miami-Dade County Schools: Lock Downs, Reports Of Shots Fired, Assaults, Guns On Campus and Arrests

Florida Public Employees  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 29, 2014 Contact: Howard Giraldo 305-219-1282 Miami-Dade Schools Police Department (MDSPD) officers respond to calls of shots fired, school lockdowns, fights, and armed subjects over past two days: Monday January 27, 2014 — Northeast Dade: Middle school locked …






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We The People Have The Power!

We The People Have The Power!

Florida Public Employees January 28, 2014 You ever consider why government is so dysfunctional? Guess what, Public Employees are who make up government.  So, are we the ones causing the ills of government? If not, then, who are the ones to blame? Perhaps, a good …






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How Come Florida Legislators Aren’t Talking About VAM and Merit Pay?

How Come Florida Legislators Aren’t Talking About VAM and Merit Pay?

Florida Public Employees January 29, 2014 By: Bob Sikes – Scathing Purple Musings Miami-Dade superintendent Alberto Carvalho made  the pitch to the state board of education last week that Florida must pause its multiple accountability systems: Carvalho said the proposal would make it clear which schools and districts …






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The “Regulatory Creep” and “Bureaucratization” of Florida’s Education System

The “Regulatory Creep” and “Bureaucratization” of Florida’s Education System

Florida Public Employees January 26, 2014 By Bob Sikes – Scathing Purple Musings While Education Commissioner Pam Stewart is trying to save Jeb Bush’s school grade system with plaintive wails like “it’s not good for students,” she won’t have the final word if the legislature chooses to …






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When Will Florida Republican Legislators Apply the Ray Sansom Standard to Charter Schools Jobs?

When Will Florida Republican Legislators Apply the Ray Sansom Standard to Charter Schools Jobs?

Florida Public Employees January 25, 2014 By Bob Sikes – Scathing Purple Musings In 2010, Florida republican House speaker, Ray Sansom, was drummed out of the legislature by his own party amid scandal that included his acceptance of a well-paid position at Northwest Florida State College. Will this be …






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Contact speaker Weatherford - Urge Him To Hold Representative Fresen Accountable

Contact speaker Weatherford – Urge Him To Hold Representative Fresen Accountable

Florida Public Employees January 25, 2014 “You make a mistake, you own up to it, you correct it – that’s one thing. To thumb your nose at the public trust is a whole different thing.” ~ Florida Commission on Ethics member Matthew Carlucci on Rep. Eric …






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