March 5, 2013
By: Dr. Rosa Castro-Feinberg
As we expected the “Parent Trigger” bill has returned. The Florida House Choice and Innovation Subcommittee will hear the bill THIS Thursday, March 7 at 1 pm.
HB 867 the so called “Parent Empowerment” bill, sponsored by Rep. Carlos Trujillos (R-Doral), will be making its first committee stop during this first week of the 2013 Legislative Session. HB 867 is similar to the controversial California legislation that has pitted parent groups and students against one another. This bill is seen by education experts as a devious and underhanded attack on your local public schools and hardworking teachers.
Every credible parent group in Florida, including the PTA is opposed to this bill because it will ultimately hurt students. In fact, this bill will only help private education companies and corporations that who want to force taxpayers to pay them to run “for-profit” unaccountable charter schools. These schools are not held to the same standards as public schools.
Please call members of the House Choice and Innovation Committee today. Tell them to protect our public schools, our students and our teachers. Tell them that we don’t want corporate for-profit schools and their “parent trigger” scam.
Contact information for House Choice and Innovation Subcommittee
Rep. Bileca (Chair) (Republican) (850) 717-5115
Rep. Moraitis (Vice Chair) (Republican) (850) 717-5093
Rep. Rehwinkel Vasilinda (Democrat) (850) 717-5009
Rep. Ahern (Republican) (850) 717-5066
Rep. Bracy (Democrat) (850) 717-5045
Rep. Diaz (M) (Republican) (850) 717-5103
Rep. Jones (Shevrin) (Democrat) (850) 717-5101
Rep. McGhee (Democrat) (850) 717-5117
Rep. Metz (Republican) (850) 717-5032
Rep. Passidomo (Republican) (850) 717-5106
Rep. Saunders (Joe) (Democrat) (850) 717-5049
Rep. Spano (Republican) (850) 717-5059
Rep. Stone (Republican) (850) 717-5022
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