Paula Dockery Nails It!

legislation1In a Tampa Bay Times article, LWV Florida board member Paula Dockery lists her legislative priorities for 2016.  Extracted from the list are the following education priorities:

 

• Properly fund our traditional public schools for instructional costs and facility building, maintenance and repair before funding nonpublic assets.

• Drastically reduce the standardized testing in our schools and stop the practice of using test results for high-stakes purposes.

• Return the education commissioner to an elected position and member of the Cabinet by passing the joint resolution sponsored by state Rep. Debbie Mayfield, R-Vero Beach, and state Sen. Rene Garcia, R-Hialeah.

• Fully fund our colleges and universities to accommodate growth and facility needs.
If the legislature met these goals, perhaps the push to privatize our schools would diminish.

 

Posted in Florida, Funding, Legislation, Public Education, Testing.

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