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CURMUDGUCATION: Florida Really Is The Worst; by Peter Greene

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 'One state stands out as the absolute worst: Florida.  If you hate public schools, Florida is for you.If you hate teachers, go to Florida.The latest nail in the coffin is Senate Bill 7070, whichvadds yet another  bogus school choice program. It bill offers up vouchers that can be used for private schools, including the religion-based ones, like ones that  teach dinosaurs and humans roamed the earth together; one more drain on the public tax dollars intended to fund public education, but then, a key feature of the Florida approach has been to keep underfunding public schools so that charter and private schools can look better by comparison -- ones that maintain  their right to discriminate against, whomever. There are lots of places in this country where public education is under assault, hampered by privatizers and profiteers; I never  tried to pick a Worst, but I'm ready now. '

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Greene writes:"There's so much more, but these lowlights give you the idea. Talk to some charteristas on line and get a feel for just how deeply some of these folks hate teachers and teacher unions and public education. But nothing captures the cynicism driving the privatization of Florida education like the moment DeSantis explained "If the taxpayer is paying for education, it's public education."Sure. The best way to steal something is to gaslight your audience and tell them, "What? I didn't steal it. It's still right there." Don't tell the public you're ending public education; just redefine public education as a private business with no meaningful transparency, oversight, or democratic local control, and which the public does not own or operate."

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