Instead of being given a helping hand, Florida’s public schools are being dealt a big sucker punch. HB 7069, if signed by Gov. Scott, would devastate public schools, shortchange teachers, and finance a huge giveaway to corporate charter school chains.
Gov. Scott has been busy trying to whitewash his terrible record on public education. As the 2013-2014 school year begins, it's time for a reality check. Progress Florida released the below graphic today which lists a sampling of recent headlines of local school districts still struggling despite Scott's rosy rhetoric.