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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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