Governor DeStantis’ proposal to appoint former House Speaker Richard Corcoran as Commissioner of Education is a last straw. With the announcement of Jennifer Sullivan, a home schooled college dropout as House education chair, concern about her qualifications arose. It seems her role as the curriculum developer for TeenPact, an organization dedicated to educate conservative youth on the proper role of government, was her only experience in education. TeenPact is supported by Americans for Prosperity.
Then, Manny Diaz, a former House member was appointed Senate education committee chair. He is an employee of the for-profit Academica charter management firm that launched a private non-accredited college with no students or faculty to award dual enrollment credit to their charter high schoolers that was not transferable.
The Tallahassee Democrat summarizes the concerns from public school advocates across the state. You can read their article here. WordPress won’t embed the url today, so you can google the Tallahassee Democrat article: Public School Allies Sound the Alarm over Corcoran to read quotes from public school advocates across Florida (including mine!).