Florida parents–especially the Determined Moms–beat the Parent Trigger again. The Senate voted 19-19. The tie vote was a repeat of last year’s vote.
Enough Florida Republicans voted Nay to block the bill.
Parent power beat corporate power!
Florida parent groups–the PTAs, Testing Is not Teaching, Fund Education Now, 50th No More, and others–stood firm against the charter lobby.
Florida has more than 600 charter schools, but not enough to satisfy the charter industry. It has for-profit charters and cyber charters, but not enough to satisfy the profiteers.
Who won? Public schools.
Who lost? Jeb Bush. Michelle Rhee. The charter industry.