Category Archives: Instructional Materials bills ’16

Session over; Instructional Materials bills dead

The Florida legislative session is mercifully over and the instructional materials bills we’ve been tracking are history. These ill-conceived bills would have changed the way textbooks and other educational tools are reviewed and selected, handing entirely too much power to … Continue reading

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Instructional Materials Bills Update

My column was published in the Community Voices section of today’s Daytona Beach News Journal: Don’t mix science, religion in public schools. It’s a rebuttal to a previous column written by a Flagler County school board member. She supported the … Continue reading

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Yet another piece siding with the bad bills appears

You’ve got to hand it to the gang supporting those horrible instructional materials bills. They have influential friends and they’re not afraid to use them. Flagler School Board member Janet McDonald wrote a lengthy Community Voices piece in the Daytona … Continue reading

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A columnist in their corner

The group behind the two very bad “instructional materials” bills currently languishing in the state legislature apparently has a newspaper columnist in their corner. I don’t believe I’ve read Brent Batten’s work before in the Naple Daily News but I’m … Continue reading

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They’re not dead yet & Getting the word out there

In my previous post I said that the “instructional materials” bills in the state legislature don’t look like they’re going anywhere. But I also said that they can’t be considered dead yet. I was right:¬†‘No bill is dead’ in Florida … Continue reading

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Good news from Tallahassee

Good news: it looks like the horrible instructional materials bills filed in the state legislature are stuck in the mud. Insiders who are much more knowledgeable about the inner workings of Tallahassee told me that the bills have several committees … Continue reading

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A little press about “instructional materials” bills

An Orlando Sentinel columnist takes apart several bills that Sen. Alan Hays has filed this year in the state legislature:¬†Hays files wild bills in Senate. His bill about school instructional materials, which Florida Citizens for Science opposes, gets a mention: … Continue reading

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Update on instructional materials bills

Two companion bills have been filed in the Florida Senate and House that have a lot of potential for disrupting education in Florida schools. These instructional materials bills have more than one focus, but the one most concerning to us … Continue reading

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