Category Archives: Florida

The Florida Education Three-Ring Circus

A Cornucopia of Pure Bullshit Recently, I’d been trying to put together a post about the usual cast of characters in our legislature and the FLDOE, and how their stewardship of the FSA implementation last week obliterated any doubt regarding their ability to muck things up, when I had a mishap and dumped quite a bit of stuff I had written.

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THE TRUTH ABOUT JOHN LEGG

A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing The WA has watched, with ever increasing dismay, the recent coverage by the two local papers of state senator John Legg’s recent whirlwind romp through his senate district, feigning empathy with his constituents while shrewdly advancing his public-money-to-private-pockets political agenda. Legg’s recent behavior is somewhat puzzling to me, because he frames his sudden realization that

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MARZANO METHOD MADNESS

Mad Scientist Marzano Has Created a Monster Virtually all of Florida’s public universities have colleges of education. A quick perusal of the State University System of Florida Board of Governors website shows 12 public universities, 10 of which have colleges of education. The only ones that don’t are New College of Florida in Sarasota, and the newly established Florida Polytechnic,

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Teacher Evaluations and the Pasco Fiasco

Pasco County School District’s Moronzano Method I remember when our fearless leaders over at district put their vast intellectual arsenal to work and put this pitiful snake oil system for “evaluating” teachers together. A workshop of sorts was held at our site in order to explain the new way evaluations would be done. As usual, with the district plan so

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