Ashley Lopez: In a repeat of last year, the Florida Senate voted down the controversial "parent trigger" bill in a tie vote this week.
Steve Miller: Meridian Strategies, the lobbying firm that doubles as the management group for Jeb Bush’s controversial education reform nonprofits, on Monday pulled its lobbying registration following a Sunday news story questioning its role in the Bush operations.
Ashley Lopez: A bill that would allow parents to decide the fate of failing public schools -- which could mean turning a troubled public school into a charter school -- will come up for consideration in the upcoming session of the Florida Legislature.
Ashley Lopez: A new data dump of emails from Jeb Bush's education Foundation -- a group aimed at passing school reforms in states all over the country-- is heavily linked to the corporate interests that fund their efforts. In many cases, the corporate funders are benefiting greatly from the reforms Bush's foundation is selling to states.
Florida’s K-12 public education system has graduated hundreds of thousands of students in the past decade who couldn’t read, write or solve math problems well enough to take some college-level courses.