Not sure how to start this one as I am so angry. Some of us have realized the corruption and cronyism in Tallahassee, but we are just beginning to see how deep, cold and calculated it is! Using our children as Collateral in their schemes for “For-Profit” by continued enlargement of the co-ops between our education system, schools and businesses of all kinds with absolutely no input allowed by the local school districts or parents is unacceptable.
This is “taxation without representation.”
This Florida is the forefront of the Communist “school-to-work program of which the Charter schools promoters are pushing and now they have found a way to force it upon the local public schools with the blessings of our state legislators..
Today Don Gaetz, President of the Florida Senate (Jeb Bush lackey who serves on Bush’s Foundation for Excellence in Education) made the announcement along with John Legg, Senate Education Committee Chairman, (Jeb Bush lackey who also serve’s on Bush’s Foundation, writes and votes on Charter school legislation, owns a Charter school and works there) that they had today discussed the background and importance of legislation that will expand the current Career and Professional Education Act (CAPE) with a group of more than 30 representatives from Florida’s major businesses and business associations.
During the meeting, Senator Gaetz outlined the creation and implementation of the CAPE Act, which was passed by the Florida Legislature in 2007, creating the first industry certification program in the nation for high school students. In addition, the group discussed current and future partnerships among businesses, industry, educators and policy makers, highlighting the importance of providing graduates with industry-relevant skills and certifications and delineating legislative steps moving forward.
Can someone please tell me what this has to do with getting an education curriculum that will get our kids graduated from high school? How many games do they intend to play with our kids? It is like they are in the middle of a whirlwind with all the trash they are throwing their way spinning out of control Or maybe now we are going to change the graduation goals and incentives!
I do wonder if the alliances they are making are better than the Burger Kings, McDonalds, cleaners, Domino’s and other food entities that they put in place for the Workplace Charter School Academy. Out of 44 business giving jobs to their 11th and 12th graders, 9 of the businesses are in an office or some type of business they might want to do for the rest of their lives.
Let’s face it – most businesses – heavy duty businesses do not want 16, 17 and 18 year old teenagers running around their businesses every day.
Do you see who is taking over the education of your children? Is there anyone talking to you about all this? I have to be honest some of us thought the CAPE ACT was buried because they have so many other things going on. We were wrong!
I want to also remind you that the Parent Trigger bill has also been re-introduced by Senator Kelli Stargel (R-15). I do not like playing the politics card but they are leaving me so choice. The Republicans in Florida are doing this – the Democrats for the most part are not happy about this legislation that is being passed. They keep giving this legislation “touchy-feely” names so that parents believe they have the best interests of their children at heart. Not so! Far too many games being played. Did anyone read the reports from www.inthepublicinterest.org regarding what has been going on between our state legislators and the Florida Dept. of Education.
This is what happens when one party has control over the other rather than being more balanced for such a long period of time. It is time the parents in this state form a coalition to take control of our children. If other states can do it so can we. Not everyone is playing the Common Core Standards game. There are a a lot of things going on here that has not come out of D.C. They cannot be blamed for everything. I put it squarely at the feet of Jeb Bush and all his cronies who believe the sun rises and sets on him no matter what it is.