Tag: Florida School Boards Association

Staff ReportsNovember 27, 2017
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6min69
After deep cuts in spending for Florida schools and other public programs following the Great Recession, outgoing Republican Gov. Rick Scott this month proposed an $87.4 billion budget he says boosts spending on some depleted services to record levels. Despite Scott’s meaty 2018-2019 budget recommendation, which is about $2.4 billion above current spending, advocates for Florida […]

Phil AmmannJuly 6, 2015
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Florida school board members have selected a new statewide leader. Last week, former Charlotte County School Board member Andrea Messina was selected the new executive director of the Florida School Boards Association Board of Directors. She will be replacing the retiring Dr. Wayne Blanton, who held the position since 1985. Prior her promotion to executive director, […]

Bob SparksJune 18, 2015

5min78
Recently, New York Times columnist David Brooks described the group of Democrats blocking President Obama’s expanded trade authority as the “Democrats’ Tea Party.” By their rigid stance in obstructing the president from negotiating a fast-track trade agreement with Asian countries, Democrats are violating their own principles. By taking Big Labor’s lead in opposing such agreements, […]

Ryan RayMarch 30, 2015
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The Florida Association of School Administrators — a major plaintiff and arguably the least overtly political — has pulled out of a lawsuit challenging the legality of Florida’s corporate tax credit scholarship program. “Following a full review of priorities, the Board made the decision to focus resources on FASA’s main objective – to ensure that […]


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