Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear announced in his inaugural address Tuesday that he'll sign an executive order this week restoring voting rights to more than 100,000 people who've been convicted of felonies.
We agree with Kentucky's Governor when he says former felons "deserve to participate in our great democracy," and that's why we're keeping up our fight for full implementation of Amendment 4. ... See MoreSee Less
"We have concluded that the practice of allowing unauthorized schools to receive funds, which has been in effect since 2001, has become a magnet for grifters, consultants and charter entrepreneurs who see an easy way to cash in."
This was so predictable. The goal of demolishing public education, to destroy another union and fleece the taxpayers is almost complete. I told you so.
No oversight is an engraved invitation to some people to commit fraud.
And then there are charter schools like Burns Sci-Tech in Oak Hill, Florida, that model what education should be.
Oakhill Elementary has been the heart of the small community of Oak Hill for generations. When the Volusia County School Board decided that Oakhill Elementary School was not needed a group of concerned citizens bought the building and started a charter school.
That school now has a LONG WAIT LIST of people wanting their children to reap the benefits of what is an outstanding example of what education should be.
Privatization creates greed.
I knew a charter school principal in the late '90's. His school was in Maitland. He was not a bright guy by any means, he was more of a partier with a magnetic personality. He was always going on lavish trips and in general living in a manner that always made me think, "Hmmmm, how is he grifting all that funding for his school?"
Who didn't see this coming?
Nina Wheeler Yoakum
Keep thanking Bitchy DeVos for this ongoing criminal enterprise.
Thanks to Florida’s GOP legislators and elected school officials, this will continue.
The Senate Health Policy Committee waded back into the abortion debate, voting six to three along party lines to approve the measure that would ban doctors from performing abortions on minors unless they receive notarized, written parental consent.
Scary. If these girls could share with their parents, they would. Obviously there is a reason?. Girls will die with a when they attempt to take care of this situation on their own. How can we go so far backwards. This is terrible news.
This bill simply jeopardizes the health of vulnerable teens and gives the anti-abortion folks a means to try to attack the right to privacy in the FL constitution if this becomes law. The FL Supreme Court has already ruled parental consent is unconstitutional.
And there is little help available for helping them navigate the judicial system!
Without having any knowledge of the first, I believe that this president's actions are more serious even than Nixon's. Both attacked our laws and institutions of democracy and left them the worse for wear.
Today, we joined Senator Debbie Mayfield, Senator Annette Taddeo and Rep. Sam Killebrew at a bipartisan Sadowski Coalition press conference to call upon the legislature to preserve affordable housing trust fund dollars.
Over the past decade, lawmakers have shamefully swept more than $2 billion from the state’s affordable housing trust fund into general revenue. ... See MoreSee Less